If it pleases the court, m’lord, I would like to direct your attention to the events on February 9th, 2004. As you’ll recall, this was the night Amy Barlow (nee Patience Cropper) was born. The child’s mother, Tracy Barlow discussed with Steve Macdonald the option of selling his child to the Croppers.
I direct your attention to exhibit A: This YouTube clip:
Please forward to the 3:15 mark.
Steve Macdonald, were your words not “That’s dirty money, Tracy. Dirty, filthy money.”?
And now, in the space of one evening, because your wife threw a tantrum like a three year old who is denied her sweets, you have reversed your position on the buying and selling of children.
No further questions, m’lord.