CRACKDOWN ON FOREIGN CRIMINALS USING THE HUMAN RIGHTS ACT TO AVOID DEPORTATION – Have you ever heard of such a ridiculous thing as a pro-active Government; let alone one that will listen to the people?
Oh, those naughty folk at UKIP really did stir up the hornets next with last week’s local elections and now the Government appears to be taking all sorts of actions; including restrictions on housing, health care and welfare to foreign immigrants.
On top of this delightful news; where many taxpayers’ will be sighing with relief, comes the news that the Queen’s Speech today will also include the announcement to end foreign criminals and terrorists abusing our Human Rights laws. One particular section, Article 8, has been a favourite of the foreign criminals that denotes their right to ‘family life’; a loophole often used.
I can almost hear the church bells ringing and surely this must be a cause to break out the champagne or even have a few street parties.
This is of course yet another attempt by the Government to appease the voting public and steer them away from the idea of voting UKIP in the next General Election.
Under the revamped rules that will be introduced in July 2013 by the Home Secretary, Theresa May, Judges considering any case involving foreign criminals or terrorists will only be able to use Article 8 ‘the right to family life’ in exceptional circumstance.
What is deemed as exceptional remains to be seen and the proof of the pudding will be whether the public witnesses a sharp and decisive rise in the number of foreign criminals and terrorists being deported. I guarantee the day Abu Qatada is deported back to his native Jordan will certainly be clear evidence that the new system works and will be a day to rejoice in the ability of British Justice.
On another positive note the Bill will include plans to curb migrant access to the NHS to ensure that the continued abuse by foreigners is eradicated; or at least cut to acceptable levels. This comes at a time when numerous news articles have been published on the ever increasing numbers of foreigners entering the country simply to access high quality health care without paying for it.
Employment will also be covered in the Bill to fine employers who employ illegal immigrants; the issues here are many but include work that is paid ‘off the books’ and without the employee paying taxation.
Finally it appears that the Government has woken up and is taking note on the real issues UK citizens face. However whether these plans, including this Bill ever come to fruition is yet to be seen as the obstacles and hurdles of the EU legislation, that will no doubt stand in the way of social justice, will be played out in the EU courts and will almost certainly result in heavy fines to the UK for breaking EU laws and regulations. This in itself is one clear and decisive reason why pulling out of the EU will be the only option open to allow for British Law to be written and enacted.
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