John Glen MP would like to scrap the modern descendant of the Magna Carta

The very point of human rights law is that it stops those in power doing as they will. And that is why those in power hate human rights law.

With the commencement of Salisbury Cathedral’s Magna Carta celebrations it’s worth remembering that our own MP, John Glen, would like to scrap the modern descendant of the Magna Carta – the Human Rights Act.  (“I look forward to the Home Secretary’s proposals to scrap the Human Rights Act” John Glen MP: Salisbury Journal, 10th July 2013)

On Thursday 12th March John’s colleague Dominic Grieve is giving a lecture on the Magna Carta and Human Rights today – I hope John will be attending.

2015 Magna Carta Lectures: Magna Carta and Human Rights Today by Dominic Grieve MP (Thursday 12th March 2015 Time: 19.00 – 20:00 Salisbury Cathedral): http://www.salisburycathedral.org.uk/events/2015-magna-carta-lectures-magna-carta-and-human-rights-today-dominic-grieve-mp

If John can’t make it here’s a short video – it’s only 14 minutes long:

Unfortunately Dominic, the last remaining, rational, reality based, cabinet minister in the current government was recently sacked, presumably because he was the last rational, reality based …. etc.

“I look forward to the Home Secretary’s proposals to scrap the Human Rights Act” John Glen MP: View from the Commons Salisbury Journal, 10th July 2013

Dick Bellringer and Peter Curbishley’s response to John Glen’s comments: Salisbury Journal, Letters, 17th Jull 2013 

John Glen’s response to Dick Bellringer: Salisbury Journal letters 24th July 2013

Human Rights Act myths (Here are some of the most common false accusations against the Act): https://www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk/human-rights/what-are-human-rights/human-rights-act/human-rights-act-myths

Short Cuts, Francis FitzGibbon London Review of Books  23rd Oct 2014 

Is Chris Grayling happy to do business with a prison service that flogs, stones and beheads its inmates?:
http://www.reasonandreality.org/?p=3911

 

The very point of human rights law is that it stops those in power doing as they will. And that is why those in power hate human rights law.

 

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2 thoughts on “John Glen MP would like to scrap the modern descendant of the Magna Carta”

  1. Crap, the human rights laws have been distorted beyond recognition by a stacked judiciary. Tony Blair changed the criteria for being a judge so it included a demonstrated acceptance of diversity.

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/danielhannan/100263531/heres-why-the-courts-tend-to-lean-left/

    Since then activist judges have been making law under the guise of interpreting law. The Human rights act has been used as an enabler by this fifth column to keep murders and illegal immigrants in the UK.

  2. Hi Andrew, thanks for popping by and leaving a comment.

    I note that your comment does not address human rights or the human rights act but rather you make the assertion that human rights have been distorted by a ‘stacked judiciary’.

    You also assert that a ‘fifth column’ of activist judges’ have kept murders and illegal immigrants in this country.

    I would be interested in any evidence/ examples you can provide to support your assertions. e.g. examples of activist judges being activists and examples of cases that support your second assertion that there is a fifth column keeping murders and illegal immigrants in the UK.

    To get things into perspective I would be interested in your estimate of the % of judges who are what you call ‘activist’ and what % of human rights cases you think are influenced by activist judges.

    I ask these questions because I suspect that opponents of human rights, like your source, Daniel Hannan, suffer from the problem that, from their point of view even Reality has a left wing liberal bias.

    For example, opponents of human rights like to exaggerate the influence of Europe on British Law (“Britain loses 3 in 4 cases at human rights court” [1]) whereas in reality, of all the claims brought before the court against the UK since 1966 (in the region of 15,700), only 3% made it to full hearings, and a miniscule 1.7% succeeded.

    [1] http://ukhumanrightsblog.com/2012/01/12/uk-loses-3-out-of-4-european-human-rights-cases-more-like-1-in-50-actually/

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