I sometimes wonder whether the Fourth Reich is taking the piss, and then just once in a while I come across a story which makes me absolutely sure of it!
My regular reader will no that I do not hold a lot of truck with Human Rights lobby, and I welcomed Cameron’s decision to set up a commission to advice him on how to introduce a Bill of Rights to replace this particular piece of EU lunacy.
But the Brussels beaurocrats are hitting back with proposals to extend the Human Rights Act. If the recommendations are put into effect, then work shy scroungers could sue the government for failing to supply them with a decent standard of living!!
They are also proposing that the Eurocrats could be given the powers to declare British laws invalid if they clash with European human rights legislation.
Last week, a report worked out that a family of four required an income of around £37,000 per annum to have a ‘satisfactory lifestyle’ but the government is imposing a £26,000 cap on benefits. If these proposals go through then recipients could sue for the difference as an infringement of their human rights. Lunacy! Absolute bloody lunacy!
Currently, EU judges can only rule that a UK court’s decision is incompatible with human rights and then have to leave it up to the politicians to decide what to do next. Under these proposals, those decisions could be ruled illegal and overruled. I cannot believe that there is any sane, responsible UK citizen who would not find this completely unacceptable.
The sooner we get out of this madhouse, the better…