I thought I would do a story on human rights today, since the issue is in the public domain regarding the "limbs-in-the-loch" killer, William Beggs.
William Beggs is someone who is so evil, he should spend the rest of his life in prison; he is a danger to society and a poor excuse for a human being.
He has an interest despite being in prison of going back to court, whether it is to get the right to vote or just recently claiming his rights have been abused in some way.
Beggs was convicted of murdering 18-year-old Barry Wallace in 2001, and now he has been awarded £4,800 in a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights.
The reason the compensation was awarded to him was for the length of time taken for his appeals to be heard.
First Minister Alex Salmond speaking of the award to Beggs said that it is "extremely distasteful" to the public.
We wouldn’t have been paying out this money if the justice system was run properly by Alex Salmond’s pal, Kenny MacAskill and worked. Justice under MacAskill is a sick joke;
is rightly a laughing stock. Scotland
Wee daft Kenny playing his silly little stupid games to try and escape his Megrahi legacy!
In general, human rights are a good thing, an essential thing and must be defeated to the hilt.
We don’t give people human rights on the basis we like them, we do so to ensure that people are treated fairly within the system. If they aren’t, no matter how much we dislike them we cannot allow emotion to interfere with justice. If we do so it is the road to fascism and none of us are safe, human rights are the cornerstone of a decent society.
It is easy to get sidetracked because of a particular case when the mob gets their blood up. Some cases can be most disturbing such as Beggs, I doubt he feels any remorse for the murder which sent him to prison. But the bottom line has to be that everyone is given their rights regardless.
This SNP Government’s record on human rights is a disgrace, Alex Salmond stands at Party Conferences in front of a sign saying ‘Forward’ (copied from Obama) but the reality is that Scotland is ‘backward’ under his leadership on the issue of human rights.
Cadder was much more than simply the case itself, it contained a fundamental principle which the SNP fought to deny people their full human rights under the law. Luckily the UK Supreme Court stepped in and reset that problem right, now people in
can access a lawyer when
A safeguard previously denied them under all devolved governments.
As to Beggs getting the cash, it is something everyone has to accept but not like, however it flags up the complete incompetence in the justice system and that is the real story of this episode.
"I doubt there is a single person in
who doesn't believe that
that award is extremely distasteful." Scotland
Salmond is obviously wrong; William Beggs is over the moon, free money!!!
And Salmond should remember, there is an SNP link to Beggs.
William Beggs to Richard Bache, Richard Bache to Nicola Sturgeon, Nicola Sturgeon to Alex Salmond.
The Campaign for Human Rights at