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Fire over England (3)

May 12, 2006

Get this.

Britain unable to expel even hijackers. Sighs. Why did they ever sign up to the European Convention on Human Rights?

The nine hijackers and 25 family members have been resettled in rent-free housing in west London and receive benefits.

Apparently they are suffering from stress and anxiety-related ailments. Why does my tender heart not bleed, I wonder? The hijackers and their families will receive welfare benefits in the UK probably until the day they die.

Perhaps that’s why.

Actually, to be honest, I don’t have that big a problem with these people, who are not emigrant terrorists or extremists, as far as I can see (though not ignoring they commited a very serious criminal offence to get into Britain). The Brits have a much bigger problem with the latter categories. Even so, it’s a preposterous situation where you can hijack a plane, be charged and convicted for such, have your conviction overturned on a technicality, and live on your unwilling host’s welfare for the rest of your days because a European diktat — slavishly copied into UK law — decrees it’s not safe (for you) to send you anywhere else…….

Tony Blair apparently agrees. His wife may not.

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  1. […] Such is the fate of a Euston signatory. […]



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