"This represents the final chapter in the case of this extraordinary little boy". "He was not going to entertain the child going to Italy on any account". Italy granted the boy Italian citizenship, and the Pope has intervened in the case. A spokesperson for the Supreme Court said: "Having considered submissions from the parties "on paper", in the usual way, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has refused permission for the parents to appeal". I'm not giving up.
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Following reports that Alfie was being starved, Thomas Evans confirmed he is now receiving nourishment but said "they only started feeding him at 1AM" last night.
"Alfie Evans should have a right to life not a duty to die at the behest of the state".
Tom Evans told The Sun he and Alfie's mum Kate have been forced to help Alfie's breathing with mouth-to-mouth resuscitation after "his lips turned blue".
The European Court of Human Rights (EHCR) ruled that the family's latest appeal would be denied for a second time. "Even if we don't achieve to get to Italy, then the judge is still offering us a chance to get home".
The judge said the best Alfie's parents could hope for was to explore the options of removing him from intensive care either to a ward, a hospice or his home.
Facebook / Alfie EvansAlfie Evans has a rare degenerative condition and doctors in the United Kingdom say further treatment would be "futile" and also cruel.
'I feel totally impotent. "He said it was well-meaning, but ill-founded".
After the family and doctors fail to agree an end of life care plan for Alfie, the hospital are legally obliged to seek a date from the High Court for Alfie's life support to be withdrawn.
"The nurses and doctors are coming in continuously through the day, and they're not concerned", Evans said.
He has been in a "semi-vegetative state" for more than a year and is now only receiving oxygen after being taken off life support last night.
"Now they're saying that he appears actually good however everyone knows he ought to be in Italy proper now". "He's lasted 22 hours", Evans said.
Medics say Alfie has a degenerative neurological condition destroying his brain.
"Our top priority therefore remains in ensuring Alfie receives the care he deserves to ensure his comfort, dignity and privacy are maintained throughout".
The boy's parents, Tom Evans and Kate James, are again contesting the decision and the case will be heard at the Court of Appeal Wednesday.
Earlier this week, Evans had been granted Italian citizenship in hopes that this would convince the court to allow him to be sent to Rome to be treated at the Vatican's Bambino Gesu Pediatric Hospital.
He said, "The power of love is defeating the cynicism of those who have pulled the plug".
Thousands of people join "Alfie's Army" online, with messages of support flooding in after the ECHO first reported the story.
Steven Woolfe, an independent politician and a member of the European Parliament, posted a live video on Facebook Tuesday to show support for Alfie. "He's fighting", adding that the child is not suffering or in pain.
In delivering the news, they said their case was 'inadmissable'. "Let's pray for a fair opportunity for Alfie", Wolfe concluded.
"This fight isn't over".