Extraditing democracy

So Abu Hamza and four others can be extradited to the United States to face trial on terror charges. David Cameron ‘welcomes’ the decision by the European Court of Human Rights? And we should likewise be grateful?

That not one politician, nor commentator, has made the point that this entire saga illustrates we are not the self-governing, sovereign nation that politicians maintain we are; that we have extradited our democracy and sovereignty elsewhere, speaks volumes about our political class and media.

It is my one wish that 14th July 2012 will result in a set of demands such that present-day politicians finally realise the time has come for them to ‘go back to the drawing board’ – or become extinct.

2 Responses

  1. Somehow, I can’t ignore the feeling that this is meant to put the ECHR in a good light – after all, it’s had a great deal of bad press recently. Apparently, Theresa May has been quoted as saying that she will now “look into” their extradition. “Look into”?

    They’ll be here for at least another three months while legal wrangles continue. Had it been up to me I’d have had a plane waiting for them at Heathrow as soon as the decision was made public.

    • david says:

      Agreed GV and ditto re your last paragraph. Me does indeed think that a certain amount of news manipulation has been carried out.

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