It is often forgotten that the Stansted Nine were acquitted of all criminal charges arising out of the “hijack” of an Ariana Boeing 727 from Kabul in February 2000.Read the rest, seriously, it's a very good breakdown of the legal case. Brian Barder:
This is dangerous populist grandstanding, deliberately intended to confuse the issues and to give the misleading impression that the legal position can be changed by amending the HRA. In fact there are two separate issues here.Both highlighted on Unity's excellent post, in which he also observes:
there have been systemic failings in the workings of the Parole Board and Probation service, failings that are the direct result of a wholesale’ lack of competence in the area of Human Rights law compounded by a desire, at seeming all costs, to avoid cases being brought to judicial review, where they can be dealt with appropriately by a competent authority.Which brings me to this excremental peice of dung:
But instead their kids and their wives have all been told they can come and live here in houses that most Brits earning a decent wage couldn't afford, and all without ever having to dirty their hands with work.Does anyone have any experience of reporting such columnists to the PCC? I'd research how to do it from scratch but if someone has done it before?
(Thanks to Andrew in comments here for bringing the odious Ms Malone to my heretofore innocent attention)