The very fact that this is a story at all should bring shame on every conniving gutless UK politician;
Europe’s human rights judges will meet today to consider whether Jordanian terror suspect Abu Qatada’s appeal over deportation should be allowed to go ahead. A panel of five judges will hold talks on whether the case should be heard by the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg.
Qatada’s appeal, lodged on April 17, prompted a row with Home Secretary Theresa May over whether the three-month appeal deadline from the court’s original decision on January 17 expired on the night of April 16 or 17. But it will remain unclear whether Mrs May was right to say that Qatada’s appeal was made too late as the judges are likely to simply say whether or not the appeal against deportation can go ahead. The panel may not reach their final decision today and, even if they do, they may not announce it until later, a spokesman for the court said.
Pretty clear where the real power lies, isn’t it? Not in our Sovereign Parliament but rather in Strasbourg, where unelected and legally unqualified political appointees masquerading as Judges determine who can stay here and who we can deport.