It is hardly necessary to tell readers that one angry person suggests, ‘it may be useful to get advice from a solicitor that’s what I did’. I wonder if these characters start ringing up their lawyers when the man comes round to read the gas meter? Another person also becomes furious; ‘total bollocks’…’They have no power to force their processes on you unless they're backed by law’…’no point in even dealing with them’. Once again, one misses the normal and rational touch.
I am still, after several years of debating this point, wholly unable to make any sense of this fanatical determination not to let people into the house. We have visitors here quite often and as long as they are polite and leave when I ask them to; I can’t see any problem. I was always very eager to talk about home education and if somebody had the wrong idea about it, I was keen to set them straight. I never saw home education as something that I had to keep secret and start thinking about calling in the lawyers if somebody wanted to, ‘meet with you and discuss the provision you have made’. Why would you do that?