Are you suggesting that the verdict of the above, despite it being manslaughter, is anything other than cold blooded murder? And yes I do understand the difference, in law.
Never under any circumstances. Minority view of course. But c'est la vie.
Never. Too many mistakes.
Educate me, why is it considered manslaughter?
Because there was no intention to kill or seriously injure the children. The "Mens Rea" or "Guilty Mind" wasn't there so it can't be murder.
It was manslaughter as the children died from Mick Philpott's actions even though he obviously had no intention to kill them. In this case it would be manslaughter by unlawful act.
I always find it somewhat bizarre that our legal system seems to sentence people on the basis of the consequences of someone's actions, rather than the intent.