Another Nail In The Coffin….

…of the ECHR?

A burglar has claimed his eight-month jail term violates his human right to ‘respect’ for family life.

And, just like that, yet more people wake up and say ‘Hang on, this is insanity! Why are our courts considering these ludicrous decisions?’…

Bishop will be granted legal aid to fund his case.

And that’ll wake up a few more…

It is thought it will be the first time that a convicted criminal has used family circumstances to ask for leniency in a UK court.Mr Wise told Nottingham Crown Court: ‘This case is of public importance and could have significant wider repercussions.’

And anyone not awake after hearing and inwardly digesting that must be dead.

9 comments for “Another Nail In The Coffin….

  1. Sue
    May 30, 2011 at 11:19 am

    The stupidity of the judiciary is supreme. If we had any sense at all left in our government, we’d leave the EU and this idiocy!

  2. May 30, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    I suppose the only logical move is to allow the victim to sue the criminal for damages and loss of their human rights. That is the obvious next step.

    • Sue
      May 30, 2011 at 1:14 pm

      A few years ago my X-husband walked into our shed whilst it was being burgled. Now my X was a huge bloke (and an X-Old Bill) who would have gladly knocked the thief into next Tuesday but, he was a law abiding citizen and so decided to call the local constabulary in.

      When they arrived and had taken all the details we could provide, they started talking about life in the force and the frustration of it all. They were telling us how completely exasperated they were with the criminal justice system and that people they arrested one day, were out and about down the high street the next.

      As they left, they turned to him and said, “Next time, give him a bloody good thrashing and throw him over the wall”… (it was a 20 foot wall backing onto a petrol station.

    • May 31, 2011 at 5:44 am

      Thus providing more work for lawyers? I’m not sure that’d help in the long run!

  3. PT
    May 30, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    This is nearly as good as diplomatic immunity. The old lag’s saying “If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime” has been replaced by the much better (for the criminal) “If you haven’t got a family, don’t do the crime.”
    British law strikes again. We’re rapidly getting toward the point of giving up on the existing “system” of law (you’ll note I didn’t say Justice) which now makes not even a pretence of protecting the citizenry, and replacing it with vigilantes, which will do a much better job, however imperfect.

  4. C H Ingoldby
    May 30, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    This sort of nonsense will continue as long as the judicary are insulated from the sort of crime the majority of people are vunerable to. The ‘elite’ live in very safe, protected cocoons. As such, they have a very distorted view of reality.

    Hopefully a few Judges will be mugged, burglared and carjacked. That would be justice in itself and would also bring back some justice to our ‘justice’ system.

    • May 31, 2011 at 5:45 am

      Yes, actions should have consequences, and not just for the ‘little people’. As long as they can avoid the consequences of their bleeding heart views, they’ll keep on indulging them.

  5. Monty
    May 30, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    I actually hope this miscreant succeeds, and gets set free.

    It’s not that I’ve finally lost my marbles. But the problem we have is the Human Rights legislation in its entirety. The best way to knock that down, is to stand aside while it causes a major crisis in the criminal justice system. If this creep gets released, every jailbird with a family, or even just a girlfriend, will be submitting an appeal. What’s more, they will probably start investigating grounds for compensation claims for time spent in prison.

    If you see your enemy standing in a hole, don’t steal his shovel….

    • May 31, 2011 at 5:46 am


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