Yesterday, I was blogging on the end of freedom of movement, and that follows onto why we as the UK need a new immigration bill to fit in with the country’s needs, Brexit was in part for many about the control of immigration, that is and remains a legitimate position to adopt. Across
Europe, the migrant crisis has been a disaster in so many
ways; it has changed the mindset of many people towards isolationism.
The EU gave us the European Convention on Human Rights, a note worthy document which few could dispute in its general aims; however the application of human rights has been fundamentally abused by some people to circumvent justice. You can read story after story for multiple abuse that has caused the British taxpayers millions of pounds as criminals use the legislation to their own ends.
This case illustrates the point why we needed to leave the EU, why we need full control of our own laws and why a new immigration bill is necessary. Members of an Asian grooming gang are being given legal aid to fight deportation. This case like so many cases involves Pakistani men who operated as a grooming in
Rochdale, these people
targeted young white children and systematically raped them, it was a vile
crime which shocked the nation. In order to attempt to avoid deportation back
these criminals have used the law to invoke Article 8 of the European
Convention on Human Rights which safeguards the right to family life. As these
people have been put in prison, their Article 8 rights have been suspended by
the law, they may have the right to a family life but they can’t access it due
to being locked up.
This begs the question, why if there is an Article 8 right is anyone in prison?
The get into jail card in this case is Article 8.2, ‘There shall be no interference by a public authority with the exercise of this right except such as is in accordance with the law and is necessary in a democratic society in the interests of national security, public safety or the economic well-being of the country, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others’.
In legal terms, this plainly means that the Asian grooming gang can be deported back to
as clearly the threshold of public safety as a benchmark has been reached. The
cost to the taxpayer to fund this abuse of the legal system has already topped more
than a £1million to unsuccessfully defend criminal charges.
It is clear that the new immigration must include measures that any foreigner granted citizenship must maintain dual nationality by law if granted permission to stay in this country, in the event of serious crime such as rape, murder and other violent or serious offences after being convicted and serving their sentences, there should be automatic deportation. People are right to be outraged not just by the crimes of these men but by their moves to avoid deportation.
I would have no hesitation in stripping them of their British passports and send them back to
Pakistan to send out the strongest
message possible. What is more disgusting about this case is that these men get
legal aid and Chris Gard and Connie Yates were denied any legal aid in their
case against Great Ormond Street
Hospital to take sick 11-month-old son
Charlie to the US
for experimental therapy.
Where’s the justice in that?
David Spencer, of the Centre For Crime Prevention think-tank, said:
‘These men have been convicted of some truly abhorrent offences and it beggars belief that they are now able to run up even bigger taxpayer-funded bills making spurious appeals in an effort to extend their stay in the UK. These men clearly pose a threat to public safety. If someone is born overseas and commit such crimes in the
UK, it is absolutely right that
their citizenship should be revoked.’
The people of the United Kingdom are very tolerant, we have a great history of helping others in need, however we have seen many people abuse that trust and in the case of Shabir Ahmed, 64, the ringleader of the Rochdale child sex gang, Abdul Aziz, Adil Khan and Abdul Rauf, they should be sent back to Pakistan.
most senior immigration judge Mr Justice McCloskey, president of the Upper
Immigration Tribunal, rejected the human rights grounds on which the men based
their appeals. But they have now been granted permission to continue their
fight at the Court of Appeal.
At times like this, we should be thankful that there is Article 8.2 and judges who understand the law and ultimately justice, it is the right decision by Judge Mr Justice McCloskey and we should fully support this important decision.
No one from a foreign country should have anything to fear in this country if they obey the law and do not commit crime, they aren’t expected to maintain a higher standard just the same standard that the rest of us do as a matter of course.
The Campaign for Human Rights at