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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Not only is David Cameron Billy No Mates in Europe, he's also Billy Liar!

Not only is David Cameron Billy No Mates in Europe, he's also Billy Liar!

David Cameron: Decision to block deportation of terrorist Abu Qatada 'immensely frustrating'

The Prime Minister vowed to push for reforms in the European Court of Human Rights after radical cleric Abu Qatada, described as "Osama bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe", won his appeal against against the UK's efforts to deport him.

At Prime Minister's Questions, Mr Cameron said: "It's immensely frustrating. I do think a country like Britain, that has got such a long tradition of human rights, should be able to deport people who mean us harm.

"That principle is vitally important. We're not just going to have strong rhetoric about it - I'm going to Strasbourg next week to make the argument that, as we are chairing the Council of Europe, this is a good time to actually make reforms to the European Court of Human Rights and make sure it acts in a more proportionate way."

Comment: It's immensely frustrating to have won a case against the UK in the ECtHR over 6 years ago and that the UK has failed to remedy this breach of human rights. The UK has a long tradition of breaching human rights, the ECtHR statistics bear this out. So, why is David Cameron lying?

The ECtHR is undergoing reforms. However, David Cameron is failing to mention that Strasbourg is demanding that the UK undergo reforms to ensure human rights and to provide an effective remedy when they are breached.

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