By Southwest Nationalist. Britain continues to be the laughing stock of criminals the world over with news that European Court of Human Rights has ruled that we cannot remove a Nigerian man convicted of rape because it would violate his rights to a family life.
Because he lives with his mother in England, deporting him will violate his right to a family life the Strasbourg court ruled.
The court’s ruling cited the fact that the UK government were required to provide further evidence to support their contention that the Nigerian man was likely to engage in further criminal activities.
The government failed to do so, nor submitted any documents which were sufficient to support such a contention with the court.
The case had been taken to the court by the Aire Centre (Advice on Individual Rights in Europe), for whom a spokesman commented that “There has been the most spectacular rehabilitation of a juvenile offender. The blanket approach taken by the UK was totally inappropriate”.
That’s fine then. Commit a terrible crime, but get a few qualifications and the backing of enough people who will say you are rehabilitated, and you can stay in the UK.
Whether or not someone is likely to re-offend or not surely should be an irrelevance.
They committed a nasty crime to begin with, that should be enough. If their right to a family life and desire to remain in Britain was so important to them then they should have chosen not to commit the crime.
Shame is, in idiotic Britain, they don’t really have to worry that much about being kicked out — between human rights and an army of do-gooders and lawyers — deportation is a hollow threat seldom carried out.
“If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime” very much appears to have been rewritten to read “if you can’t do the time then play the human rights card”.
[Ed’s note: The Conservative Party promised to revoke the Human Rights Act in their election manifesto. Not surprisingly, they have failed to implement this undertaking].