It will be interesting to see where the case of a certain Abdel Zahali who is suing the Home Secretary Theresa May for £50,000 goes, after all he’s a (failed) asylum seeker with a criminal record and a history of mental instability…
Foregone conclusion then, he’s clearly onto a winner.
A FAILED asylum seeker, jailed after he threatened to set himself on fire in front of a terrified MP, is suing Home Secretary Theresa May for compensation.
Algerian Abdel Zahali, 51, is demanding £50,000 in damages, saying his human rights were breached.
He was imprisoned while he was depressed and suicidal, he says.
The legal action, which comes after an 18-year battle for asylum during which Zahali has remained in Britain by launching repeated legal appeals, caused fury last night.
Matthew Elliott, of the TaxPayers’ Alliance said: “It would be wrong for taxpayers to foot a hefty compensation bill for someone who shouldn’t have been in the country in the first place.
“His choices have landed him where he is.”
Zahali, from London, was jailed for 10 months in 2009 for affray after dousing himself with petrol in the constituency office of Liverpool Labour MP Louise Ellman.
Zahali, who tried to hang himself while in custody, claims the Home Secretary failed to follow Home Office guidelines.
Apart from the slight amusement of a Labour MP coming face to face with her parties attempts to change the demographics of the UK, you have to wonder just what it is Theresa May has failed to do. I somehow doubt it’s anything she’s done personally, rather something officials working for her have or haven’t done. Though I suspect a lot of us are actually indifferent and simply wish that Mr Zahali was back in Algeria for his mental treatment. But we all know how the human rights industry works and how our idiot judges interpret it.
In a sane world, any asylum seeker who threatened to set himself on fire in a room (Member of Parliament or no) would be chained on a seat on the next plane out of the country so fast that their feet wouldn’t touch the ground. It’s an utter lack of respect for our system and people and if they have neither then they should not be here, something you’d wish our powers that be would grasp. However the Human Rights Act more or less guarantees that sanity and common sense are not part of the legal system, merely a means for certain lawyers to get rich.
Yes there needs to be a method by which you can apply for asylum here, my preferred method is having the application office in a suburb of Moscow, though some believe it should be in Pyongyang and every case is to be checked by hand and you get one and only one appeal. It strikes me as common sense that our asylum application offices should not be based here, but rather in our embassies around the world, after that if they are found here we can simply deport them and they can try again to apply. Most of our problems seem to stem from getting rid of them once they are here after all.
However until we leave the EU, scrap the HRA and get our legal system working the way that it should, cases like Mr Zahali’s will continue to crop up and they’ll continue to milk the system for all it’s worth.
Aided and abetted by our politicians.