Actually, the kid was only 8 when it happened. People like that woman are just garbage. It reminds me of this documentary I saw about Psychopaths and Sociopaths, and the true number of people that actually have these conditions. Anyway, it helps to explain some of the head-scratching behavior that we often read about these days.
What a joke. It's the same, backwards thinking that we see here in the U.S.. They push to make things so difficult and to punish the hard-working citizens that are trying to do things right, all the while, rewarding the illegal immigrants and corporations that are blatantly breaking the law. Steve Webb, has already stated that “too many foreign people who have never set foot in Britain at all are receiving UK pensions.” -Source What a moron. If they want to reduce costs, they need to stop wasting it on nonsense like babysitting Assange and supporting illegal immigrants. Those pensions were paid in to by hard-working Brits that deserve to be able to take care of their family and provide them with security, regardless of their mailing address.
I've been looking into an expat Brit's foreign wife's right to a state pension when he dies. It turns out that currently she'd get it, but after the new pension comes into force next April she won't. Unless she has NI contributions of her own, she'll get nothing. http://pattaya103.com/widows-stripped-uk-pension/