UK: We must get rid of the dreadful Human Rights Act

The disgusting creep Abu Hamza was a huge beneficiary of the ‘Human Rights Act’

In 2010, I went to Downing Street to interview the new Prime Minister. The tone was merry and bright until I asked David Cameron what had been the biggest shock on taking office. “The sheer scale of the terrorist threat in this country,” he said.

I mentioned how hard it was to deport suspected terrorists and there was a tautening in that reasonable, well-modulated voice. “Don’t get me started on the lawyers,” he snapped.

Well, five years have passed, the Conservatives are in government without the Liberal Democrats, and it’s time to get started on the lawyers. To be precise, on a human rights industry which has grown fat and contented on the suffering of others while repeatedly promoting the rights of criminals above the safety of the British people…

h/t Marvin

  • This will be Cameron’s biggest test, if he fails to act on this then he should be tossed into the rubbish bin.

    • Brett_McS

      There was no ISIS in 2010. The problem is a lot more serious now.

  • Brett_McS

    “it’s time to get started on the lawyers”.

    Lead pipe and bike chains, or something more serious?

    • Frau Katze

      Whatever it takes.

      • Justin St.Denis

        We could start putting a national “cap” one the number of law diplomas granted per annum by post-secondary institutions. There are too many law degrees running around looking for employment – that’s a BIG part of the problem.

    • FactsWillOut

      Trains and…showers.

      • Brett_McS


        • Ed Ellison

          That’s right.
          Showers and Zyklon B.

  • Abu Nudnik

    I don’t know about Britain’s Human Rights Act but I do know about Canada’s Human Rights Commission, which fully funds everyone who feels they were slighted against defendants who must pay for their own defence. There commissions were (and are) kangaroo courts which had records as high as 100% convictions. At the time I said this was the greatest transfer of rights from the individual to the government in Canadian history. The Human Rights Commissions (there is one for each province) has been used to stifle free speech since its inception. One poor grocer had to pay over $100,000 to defend himself against two women who “felt” offended by nudie magazines. They won, thanks to the government (taxpayer) paid lawyers and the presumption of guilt.

    I would imagine yours in GB are no better.

    • Liberal Progressive

      I am offended by what you said and will file a Human Rights complaint on Tuesday, both about your comments and to ban the eurocentric irrelevant white woman holiday that is closing down goverments offices on Monday!

      • Justin St.Denis

        It offends me deeply that you take offence so very easily and with so little provocation. I will be filing an HR complaint against you at the first opportunity, you offensive offence-taker you! And don’t even get me started by saying that I just offended you. THAT would be BEYOND THE PALE offensive on your part. Honestly! Some people’s children!

        • Liberal Progressive

          “Beyond the pale”? Now you are showing your cisgender white privilege!

      • Abu Nudnik

        I deeply and sincerely apologize that you are so screwed up as to be so offended. 🙂

  • Observer

    You should see how huge the Sunshine List of those making over $100,000 a year is for the Ontario Human Rights Commission.

    I wonder if Kathleen Wynne is going to appoint: Benjamin Levin, Bernie Farber, Elle Flanders, Tim McCaskell or maybe Zafar Bangash?

  • Waffle

    “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.”

    (W. Shakespeare: Henry The Sixth, Part 2 Act 4, scene 2)

    • Justin St.Denis

      Best advice in the history of English Literature.

  • bob e

    i’ll believe it when i see it ..