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Thursday, May 04, 2006

The Directives that Bind Us

I came across this question over at Iain Dales Blog:

Have Blair & Clarke Been Stymied by an EU Directive?
The idea is that automatic deportations are banned under EU Directive 2004/38 Richard North, as usual has more information. On the Somali killer of Sharon Beshenivsky:
Under the European Convention of Human Rights, he could only be expelled after having been convicted and received a prison sentence of five years or more – unless he was a "persistent offender".
So for the sake of being PC, a police officer is killed and innocent children are without a mother. A government's first duty is to protect its citizens. If membership of an international organisation makes that impossible, then it is the duty of our rulers to leave that organisation.

1 comment:

Deckchair of Despair said...

Hear, hear. This issue couldn't be clearer. Big bureaucracies inevitably produce results like this - frequently idiotic, and sometimes tragic - and the bigger the bureaucracy, the further from accountability, then the more likely this is.