Last year 99 per cent of almost 2,000 cases brought against the British government at the European Court of Human Rights were thrown out.
It is outrageous that the Government had to defend itself against so many completely spurious claims. What is more many of the claimants will have had their costs covered by legal aid meaning that taxpayers not only fund the Government’s legal fees but the claimant’s as well. As a result it has been estimated that the court has cost us £25.7billion since 1998.
Time and again the ECHR has proved itself to be a boon for criminals. These include people who have complained that their prison is not close enough to their family or that they have not been given access to education while behind bars. People trying to avoid deportation are particularly adept at exploiting it. Even those who should promptly be removed from the country are able to use lengthy and complex machinations of the court to stay in Britain for as long as possible.
The ECHR’s supporters say that it stands up for fundamental human rights but that is simply not the case. It is a vehicle for criminals to frustrate the British judicial system. It is high time the Government removed us from the jurisdiction of this farcical institution.
“If we don’t know the true cost of our commitment to the EU how the hell can we make an informed decision, when we vote, if and when a referendum is held. The British public needs transparency over EU costs and if they aren’t available, they should be.
The issue above is just one of many where we are trapped by legislation scribbled out by a ” boy’s club” in Brussels who don’t live in the real world. An even sadder notion is that to get out of the EU may be so cost prohibitive it wouldn’t be worth it. The EU, while improving the lot of poorer member states, will continue to “bleed us dry”. It beggars belief. “
A foreign crook up for deportation is still here after claiming he could not leave due to piles.
Fraudster Jean Claude Happi Siewe was due to be kicked out last July but insisted he was unfit to fly.
The authorities even sent him for a medical inspection to try to prove he should leave.
A further attempt to deport him failed in September following a row over his nationality.
A source has claimed that while the Home Office say he is from Cameroon, Happi Siewe claims he is French.
He added: “The Cameroon government don’t want to know him.
Happi Siewe was convicted of false representation and possessing false identity documents and sentenced in January 2013.
He is in Nottingham Prison.
The Home Office, last Sunday, said haemorrhoids were not the reason the first attemt to get him out failed, but declined to explain what blocked the action.
A spokesman said: “We continue to pursue Jean Claude Happi Siewe’s deportation.”
Immigration Minister James Brokenshore cut the grounds for appeal against being thrown out from 17 to four last year.
Since then 300 foreigners have been sent home on a “deport first, appeal later” basis.
“If only the UK was ‘Happi Go Lucky'”