What the hell is going on in the legal and governmental circus' in that we cannot kick out of our country alleged criminals, in this case Abu Qatada, who have allegedly committed crimes in third party countries?
For the judge to infer that "he would not receive a fair trial in Jordan" is nonsense. (When does anybody receive a fair trial in any country? There are always disadvantages to one side or the other).
As the judge has been assured by the British/Jordanian governments that Abu Qatada will receive a fair trial, in Jordan, the judge has ignored this assurance and has made his decision in this case based on his own opinion. Do we need this judge's opinion or the Jordanian government's assurance?
Aba Qatada is achieving his political objective, not by winning his case to reside in the UK but in causing disruption in the relationship between the judiciary and the government, (a terrorist strategical aim)further undermining the public confidence in the judiciary and the government of our country.
Another example of the swing of the pendulum to the extreme, tarting again to political correctness and the not fit for purpose Human Rights Act.
3 years ago