On the subject of Mrs Thatcher a quick look on Wikipedia would have prevented a faux pas!
It's a pity that lawyers training doesn't include a little political philosophy in order to help them to place their clients lives in context.
Economic liberalism - Wikipedia
Economic liberalism is most often associated with support for free markets and private ownership of capital assets, and is usually contrasted with similar ideologies such as social liberalism and social democracy, which generally favor alternative forms of capitalism such as welfare capitalism, state capitalism, or mixed economies. Economic liberalism also contrasts with protectionism because of its support for free trade and open markets. Historically, economic liberalism arose in response to mercantilism and feudalism. Today, economic liberalism is also generally considered to be opposed to non-capitalist economic orders, such as socialism and planned economies.
I wish I understood more French! I've just watched 1/4 of this (broadcast last Tuesday) and it seems very informative regarding the 1989 children's act and the 'likelihood of future emotional harm' clause which fuels MSbP / Fii investigations. someone who saw that I'd mentioned it on this page kindly sent me the YouTube link - THANKYOU!!
Saw you mentioned the French programme about the plight of English families fleeing, LES ENFANTS VOLÉS D'ANGLETERRE
I found this link on YouTube, though is in French of course!
This below is from Charles Pragnell: