Sunday, May 14, 2006

Blair & the Human Rights Act

Tony Blair at PMQs February 11 1998:
[The Human Rights Bill] allows people for the first time in this country to litigate in the courts and say that the Government must act in accordance with fundamental rights.
Tony Blair in a letter to John Reid, leaked to the Observer today:
We will need to look again at whether primary legislation is needed to address the issue of court rulings which overrule the Government...
Blair calls for common sense(*) - it's a shame he didn't show any 8 years ago.

(* An "increasingly rare commodity" as Richard North notes)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blair showed a lot of canny common sense eight years ago when he signed this vile instrument into British law: a nice little earner for his "human rights" lawyer wife. It was after he signed it into law that she set up her sinisterly named Matrix Chambers and hired other barristers and clerks and staked her claim in the European "human rights" goldmine.

6:12 pm  
Blogger DFH said...

Yeah, good point.

7:54 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the same Anonymous as above: It would be interesting to find out, if anyone knows how, how many cases Matrix Chambers have pled before the Human Rights Court and how much they have made in fees therefrom.

All these people get legal aid from the taxpayer. In other words, the British taxpayers are financing the rape of their centuries old freedoms.

8:10 pm  
Anonymous alison said...

Matrix Chambers is that whats it called? Holy crap!

8:10 pm  

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