Lib Dem Justice Minister Confirms that Tories Lied About Human Rights Act AbolitionThe Lib Dem minister of Justice Lord McNally has confirmed that the ConDem coalition government has “no intention” of abolishing the Human Rights Act (HRA), one of the key election pledges made by the Conservative Party during the last election.
Lord McNally told the Lib Dem party conference that there would be “no retreat” over the Act, that it would never be “diminished” and that the government wanted the law to be “better understood and appreciated.”
The HRA was introduced by the Labour regime to bring UK law into line with EU legislation, and has been used by countless scroungers, serial immigrant criminals and other deadbeats to swindle their way into staying in Britain.
This has been possible due to a clause in the Act which says that everyone has a “right to a family life.” This clause has been used by serious criminal illegal immigrants to fight deportation orders because they have managed to smuggle their spouses and of children into Britain as well, and their deportation would therefore violate their rights under the Act.
It is not only family rights which are used to avoid deportation under this bizarre Act. One of the more infamous rulings occurred in January this year when an Iraqi immigrant who stabbed two doctors to death won the right to stay in Britain after a judge ruled that he would pose a danger to the public in his homeland.
An immigration tribunal decided that Laith Alani, a paranoid schizophrenic, should not be deported to Iraq because it would breach his human rights and put people there at risk.
Alani has spent the past 19 years in a secure hospital after he killed two NHS consultants in a frenzied attack because he believed he had received a "command from Allah".
The Conservative Party pretended to be very angry about these blatant abuses, and wrote in their manifesto that the HRA was an example of the state’s encroachment on freedom and promised to abolish it.
David Cameron even once famously said that the law was “practically an invitation for terrorists and would-be terrorists to come to Britain.”
However, just like Mr Cameron’s “cast-iron” promise to hold a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty, the Tories knew all along that this was a lie.
Because the HRA is merely a reflection of EU law, and because Britain is a dues-paying member of the EU, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) can pass judgments based on its law which have to be enforced in Britain, irrespective of what UK law says.
In other words, an appeal from an illegal immigrant in Britain would be as successful in the ECJ as it would in a British court under the HRA, and the only way to avoid this situation would be for Britain to withdraw from the EU.
Hence the Tories were lying from the beginning on this issue, and are now only too glad to be able to use the coalition as an “excuse” to abandon their core election promises once again.