The Human Rights Act – the gift that keeps on giving
Good old Tony Blair, who incorporated the European Convention on Human Rights into UK law with the 1998 Human Rights Act – although he modestly declined to take any of the credit in his tragi-comic memoirs. If it hadn”t been for his far-sighted approach, we would be denied the companionship of serious criminals like the ones mentioned in this article in today’s Independent.
I love the sub-editor’s inverted commas around “Undesirables” in the headline, as if there were some question about it.
Perhaps these much-misunderstood gentlemen should visit Mr Blair (ideally late at night) to express their thanks in person. Derek Turner, 27 June 2011