I have a post at Independent Voices on the European Court of Human Rights ruling against whole-life tariffs, in which I dissent from the Court’s verdict; unlike the Abu Qatada case, in which case I upheld it.
On Abu Qatada, though, it is worth repeating the commendations richly earned by Theresa May, the Home Secretary, and [...]
I scored an unexpected Blairite victory on Voice of Russia radio today. We were discussing the Abu Qatada case with David Coburn, chairman of UKIP London, who wants the UK to decide who it keeps and who it chucks out, with Abu Q in the second category. Obviously, he want to repudiate the European Convention [...]
The problem with holding a “council of war”, as David Cameron did yesterday with Theresa May, Chris Grayling and Dominic Grieve, is that the Abu Qatada case has not been solved for 11 years and won’t be for a while yet. The Prime Minister looks as if he is “gripping it” – by having a meeting [...]
Theresa May’s proposal to scrap the UK Human Rights Act (HRA) and withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) is clearly not just motivated by government legal difficulties over the extradition of Abu Qatada.
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