Wonder what you make of the news that Abu Qatada, a radical Muslim cleric once described as “Osama bin Laden’s right-hand man in Europe”, will be released on bail within days after the Special Immigration Appeals Commission was forced to heed the ruling from Strasbourg that he could not be deported to Jordan because of the risk that evidence obtained using torture could be used against him.
A senior immigration judge said yesterday that Qatada could be released despite even his own defence team suggesting that he posed a “grave risk” to Britain’s national security. Attorney General Dominic Grieve said the Government was bound by the rule of law “as much as anybody else”.
Remarkable! Here we have an individual whose own defence team agrees represents a “grave risk” to the safety of British people being released on bail (though the bail terms are quite strict) and in 3 months he may be completely free to do as he wishes.
Why? The supremacy of the European Court over British law. The primary function of any Government is to protect its people. Our continued subservience to the European political project denies that and raises the fundamental question WHY do we have bother having a Government if it cannot act to protect the British people?