How Many More Appeals is Abu Qatada To Be Allowed?

Britain’s number one security threat Abu Qatada has it would seem once more been allowed to appeal his deportation order. It’s incredible! After negotiations with the Jordanian government the Home Secretary Theresa May has received assurances from that government that Qatada will get a fair trial. All concerns raised by his last appeal to the Court of Human Rights (ICHR) in January have therefore been met to the full, but his lawyers state they wish to appeal now to the higher Grand Chamber. What the hell is going on here?

No Wonder The S.O.B. Is Smiling!

The man has already spent the last ten years since his initial arrest appealing to one court or another, and has managed to delay deportation for all that time. How much longer is he going to make an ass of the legal system? I can understand the frustration of the Home Office on hearing that this animal’s lawyers managed to lodge yet another appeal at the last second, although the timing of it is by all accounts suspect.

I would hope that the next time the green light is given for his deportation to Jordan he is put on a plane within minutes, and to hell with his human rights, for he doesn’t seem to think we ‘infidels’ have any!

Qatada's Mother - Living Off The Fat Of Our Land

This entire farce has gone on for ten long years, and I might add, at tax payers expense! It is unbelievable that one terrorist could cost the country so much money, for in that period the cost must have risen to many tens of millions. The British tax payer has not only paid for his incarceration and many appeals, but also for his wife and family during this whole unsavoury period.

Is it any wonder that it can take years to get a case through the ICHR when criminals like Qatada are allowed not one, not two, but many after a ruling is made. Forget not that Qatada is not the only one making appeals to the ICHR, who knows how many are bogging down the system. It is about time this body got its act together and made it mandatory that no more than one appeal is allowed on any ruling made by them. Should this be done we could well see the backlog of cases disappear in a few short months.

Disappointment

Lawyers today seem to think they can keep appealing time after time until they get the verdict they want. Justice should not work like that! Anyone in a court gets the case judges ruling  and is allowed one appeal. when that fails they can go to the ICHR if appropriate with no further right of appeal open. This business of working your way up to the top of the justice system in a whole series of appeals to the next higher court is ridiculous.

Roy.

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