Wednesday, May 27, 2015

He pointed out that the Human Rights Act underpinned the devolution settlements

Watching Dominic Grieve MP talking about the planned repeal of the Human Rights Act (and its replacement with a BETTER safeguard for the rights of ordinary people in the United Kingdom) he was almost gleeful in the way he pointed out that the Human Rights Act underpinned the devolution settlements in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

He said this as if it trumped all other arguments.

And yet was it not the case that the English people were not consulted on the devolution offered to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland?

Does he not unwittingly demonstrate, by the use of this argument, that the rights of everyone are considered in this country EXCEPT those of English people?

Therefore the argument has no moral validity in England (whatever the small print might say). 

The idea that English people must somehow restrain themselves and put up with repressively bad legislation because the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish people might get upset is absurd.

YOU (I am talking now to all the pro-devolution lobby) SHOULD NOT HAVE GERRYMANDERED DEVOLUTION IN THE FIRST PLACE.

All the devolution legislation will have to be unpicked.

I have always held this view.

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