I don’t know how many of you have been exasperated at times with the heavy hand of EU Laws.
From lightbulbs, which are now deemed more dangerous to human health than the tried and tested incandescent type, to the inability of UK lawyers to deport foreign murderers, the Union rules.
Thanks to my fellow woman-on-a-raft blogger, I have found a document offered by the reputable Thomson Reuters. Chapter 4 Page 36 - EU and National Law - which is well worth a read.
Nobody should be in any doubt that the European Court of Justice (ECJ) reigns supreme and that our courts - Scottish and rUK - are puppets.
Earlier this morning I was reading about another case in which a Ghanaian woman, who had murdered one of her children, had won her right to stay in this country because of the European Convention of Human Rights, Article 8 (the right to a family life). To add insult to injury she has also been granted lifetime anonymity.
The Home Office is appealing against the tribunal’s decision, but what was said in their statement shocked me:
‘Through the recently passed Immigration Act, we are making it easier to remove people from the UK and harder for individuals to prolong their stay with spurious appeals, by cutting the number of appeal rights from 17 to four.
‘It will also ensure that judges deal with Article 8 claims in the right way — making clear the right to a family life is not regarded as absolute and unqualified.’
Appeal rights were 17? Is it any wonder the police are thought to be ineffective when they know, if someone is here illegally, they were able to appeal against any deportation order 17 times? Now it is to be reduced to 4. That’s three times too many.
Let’s not forget all these appeals are paid for from taxpayers’ hard earned money.
Nations should be able to set their own laws and not have judgements overturned by an anonymous band of lawyers in another country. It was only a few weeks ago the Westminster Parliament closed ‘through lack of business’; in other words it’s more or less redundant. Strangely enough the MPs were still paid, but that’s another issue.
Our justice systems are puppet theatre right enough.