Friday, 3 October 2014

The Human Rights Act

Never underestimate the depths to which Tory politicians will sink in order to boost their flagging election chances. Having continued their attack on the poor with the slimy slithery Osborne promising many more billions of cuts to come targeting the most vulnerable in our society while at the same time giving even more cash to the rich fair takes the breath away. 
This was followed by Theresa May laying into the Human Rights Act - something which has been followed by the egregious Grayling this morning. Dominic Grieve and Ken Clarke have already condemned the proposal to scrap our commitment to the Act and withdraw from the European Court.
On the same day Craig Murray had this to say about the non-too fragrant May. 
“There was never any doubt that the accusation of terrorism against Moazzam Begg was, once again, a tissue of politically motivated lies. What is still more appalling, I am told by a Home Office source that the decision to arrest and detain him was taken by Theresa May herself. This involvement of politicians in the abuse of individuals by the state is appalling….
….Theresa May was lording it at the Tory party conference with a ludicrous speech about combating the “terrorist menace” which we are bombing Iraq to enhance, not decrease. At the same time as being acclaimed for further attacks on civil liberties, she was responsible for the completely unjustified imprisonment of the Muslim community’s most elegant spokesman against abuses, including torture, of state power against Muslims.
The other disgusting aspect of this case is the complicity of the judicial system with the state in the abuse of liberty by right wing politicians. There are no longer any effective checks on executive power in the British state. To cap this cycle of total power, Sky News last night were suggesting (and I understand behind the Murdoch paywall it is being propagated today) that Moazzam really is a terrorist and had been released as an appeasement to aid Islamic State British hostages. This total lie is a further snide attack by the terror state.
The truth of the persecution of Begg, who was detained to stop him researching British complicity in extraordinary rendition to Syria by Blair and Straw, is evidently something the Establishment does not want to enter a wider public consciousness.
In any decent society, Theresa May would have to resign over her involvement in the appalling mistreatment of Moazzam Begg. Instead she is touted as a future Prime Minister for the toughness on “terrorism”. That tells you everything about what a stinking, corrupt society the United Kingdom now has become.”
Shameful and deeply rotten as ever. As Nye Bevan said all those years ago, 
No amount of cajolery, and no attempts at ethical or social seduction, can eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party. So far as I am concerned they are lower than vermin.”

His judgement was correct then and is even more so today.

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