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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The things they say...

The things they say...

"It has been said that the drafters of the Convention were determined not to allow any more governments to shelter behind the argument that what a state does to its own people is within its own exclusive jurisdiction and beyond the reach of the international community"(Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights, Council of Europe).

"I believe that voting is a privilege and it's a privilege extended to good citizens. Is the ECtHR, you know, are they right or wrong? I mean they're wrong. It's brand new. We've had a system in this country, you know, which has grown over 600 or 700 years. A constitutional monarchy, a democracy. We actually know what we are doing in this country, I'm not quite sure that Europe does" (Godfrey Bloom, MEP, UKIP).

"The Court observes that, while this might not be obvious from its wording, Article 3 of Protocol No. 1 enshrines a characteristic principle of an effective democracy and is accordingly of prime importance in the Convention system. Democracy constitutes a fundamental element of the “European public order”, and the rights guaranteed under Article 3 of Protocol No. 1 are crucial to establishing and maintaining the foundations of an effective and meaningful democracy governed by the rule of law" (Hirst v UK(No2) and Frodl v Austria).

Comment: Godfrey Bloom is clearly a Bigot!

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