How many suicidal policies can Europe (and the U.S.) adopt while believing it will avoid the obvious negative consequences of those policies? “This will make it easier for foreign criminals to remain in Britain by arguing they might face ‘inhuman or degrading treatment’ overseas.” Since the UK has been so industrious in importing foreign criminals on its own, can it really mount any serious objection to this?
Britain could be banned from extraditing terror suspects by the EU, in a new Brussels power grab.
One of the top legal advisers to the EU’s European Court of Justice said that – for the first time – its judges should be allowed to hear appeals from the likes of Abu Hamza if their human rights are being challenged.
The move would make it far harder to boot out crime suspects – and hugely undermine the Government’s commitment to end the human rights madness.
Former shadow home secretary David Davis said: ‘The argument that Europe is somehow improving our security is falling apart in the Government’s hands.’
The EU advocate general has been considering whether the ECJ should adopt powers to rule on extradition cases.
Every other member state submitted that the EU should have no legal powers in this field. But the UK raised no objection – and was even supportive of the latest power grab, according to papers released yesterday.
Advocate generals are the most senior legal advisers to the EU court, and their advice is normally accepted.
Once this happens, MPs say the Charter of Fundamental Rights will apply whenever third countries such as the US and Australia want to extradite EU citizens from the UK.
This will make it easier for foreign criminals to remain in Britain by arguing they might face ‘inhuman or degrading treatment’ overseas….