Here we go again, Tory leader trying to sound good about recent events and his “moral crusade” turns his sights on the hated Human Rights Act.
Cameron must know he’s trying to pull the wool over our eyes with this bit of soundbite politics, but some people and newspapers lap this sort of thing up as manna from heaven without realising that there is damn all Cameron can actually do about the European Court of Human Rights as it isn’t in his remit to control or dictate any sort of reform to it.
The fightback also means rebuilding the sense of personal responsibility that has been eroded over the years by many things, from the welfare system where work doesn’t pay to the twisting and misrepresenting of human rights.
The British people have fought and died for people’s rights to freedom and dignity but they did not fight so that people did not have to take full responsibility for their actions. So though it won’t be easy, though it will mean taking on parts of the establishment, I am determined we get a grip on the misrepresentation of human rights.
We are looking at creating our own British Bill of Rights. We are going to fight in Europe for changes to the way the European Court works and we will fight to ensure people understand the real scope of these rights and do not use them as cover for rules or excuses that fly in the face of common sense.
Ok, we know any British Bill of rights is a non starter as it will just sit on top of the Human Rights Act and wont change a thing. Nor can Cameron do anything about the “establishment” because it isn’t an establishment he has any sort of control or leverage over, they’ll just fall back on the “it isn’t an area of UK control” default position where any attempt is made to reclaim a countries sovereignty back from the EU and certain treaty obligations that have been signed away by previous treacherous governments of the UK.
The only way we can put things right is to go back to a position where we had control over our own destiny, however I honestly can’t see any way now short of armed revolt by which we can seize any real power back to the people and the government have made sure the people no longer have access to guns. Still, as the rioters showed, it wouldn’t take much to tie the establishment in knots, assuming that the populace can tear itself away from Britain’s got talent for a few minutes.
I suspect though that after the outrage has died down, the people will go back to their slumbers and the control freaks here and elsewhere will bring in ever more legislation restricting our individual freedoms so that we can never escape the snare they have us in as those who should be outraged are drip fed the “done nothing wrong, then you have nothing to fear” mantra.
There are days when I read what our politicians come out with and the reaction they get and I think “we’re doomed” this is one of those days.