Archive for August, 2011
More of “Human Rights gone mad”
A convicted fraudster from Nigeria who entered the UK illegally initially (and was allowed to stay indefinitely due to an amnesty) is appealing a deportation order against him because he has a son in this country. He claims that deporting him breaches his and his son’s right to a family life even though he has been in prison for much of his son’s life and the son goes to school 12 miles away.
This is yet another example of liberal politics gone mad, let alone the cost to the taxpayer of these cases which just keep coming.
We obviously understand the needs of the child but a commonsense approach to this issue must surely lead to the conclusion that this person is “taking the piss” for want of a better expression.
We will shortly be running a poll on these sorts of cases, so please check back as we will start collecting data on what the British public really think about these issues. Without prejudging, we have an inkling of what most of you might say !
Evicted gipsies launch human rights claim
We have reported on this site before regarding the ever more creative uses of article 8, but here is another example of the law gone mad, the costs being borne by the taxpayer and the stance taken by Strasbourg.
It is not uncommon for legal disputes to arise in terms of evicting gypsies from private property or public property, it is a perennial problem. What is however quite unusual is where gypsies are evicted from land owned by gypsy associations, and this is the scenario in this case.
The Buckland family of travellers had been evicted some 5 years ago, and having exhausted all possible appeals under general English law, they are now pursuing, at public expense, there human rights claim in the European Courts, seeking to rely not only on article 8 generally but other cases in the European Courts which indicate a positive obligation to assist the gypsy way of life in Europe.
On the facts of the case it is claimed that the Buckland family intimated all the other travellers on the site (no easy task) and at least one of them threatened another gypsy with a gun.
The quicker something is done about these kind of absurd cases the better. What do you think ?