The Independent does not sell many papers these days but they sometimes have the best stories. Like this one:
Britain is leading the charge against basic human rights, Amnesty claims
Increased surveillance in Britain, along with the reduction of access to justice, have contributed to one of the worst assaults on human rights in Europe since the fall of the Berlin Wall, according to a damning assessment by Amnesty International.
In its annual State of the Worlds Human Rights report published today, Amnesty says the Coalition had rushed through legislation such as anti-terror measures and invasive surveillance powers without adequate time for parliamentary debate.
The NGO condemns David Cameron for not only leading the charge in attacking the European Convention on Human Rights, but also for passing legislation that, while designed to increase public safety, has come at the cost of basic civil liberties.
The Prime Minister has confirmed that a future Conservative government would also repeal the Human Rights Act and replace it with a British Bill of Rights, with a view to limiting the influence of the European Court of Human Rights, which enforces the Convention.
Unfortunately Amnesty, a bunch of left wing loonies who don’t know the difference between human rights and privileges for minorities quickly lose the plot and start to defend the European Human Rights Court’s habit of granting special treatment to minorities. As I have said many times before if there is to be rule of law, then the law must apply equally to everybody.
Now withdrawing from the European Human Rights farrago would be no bad thing, it’s an elitist abortion that gives crime perpetrators more rights than their victims, values the ‘rights’ of foreigners above the rights of citizens in their own land (especially when those rights include the rights claimed by people of ceryain ethnic and cultural backgrounds to commit sex crimes, because “it would not be a crime in his nation and culture.”
But mass surveillance, the suppression of free speech, plans to control the press and internet, and progressive removal of the right to trial by jury and, in certain instances such as ‘hate crimes’, revival of that medieval justice principle that the fact someone is accused is proof enough of guilt, are not acceptable.
All these ideas were originated by the Labour government but are being progressed by the coalition. They don’t originate from either but from those modern versions of lunatic asylums, the social science faculties of American uinversities, the places where assorted creepy little no – marks, losers and weirdos (aka intellectuals) gather to convince each other that the sad, dysfunctional lives they have led in their ivory towers qualify them to tell real people how we should live and what we should think.
Time to make a stand against their politically correct fascism. We have UKIP to vote for, or The Monster Raving Loonies. The rest Including the weirdie beardie, rope sandal wearing tree huggers) are for politically correct fascism unfortunately. It would help to have a significant slice of the media on our side, but the Indy will have to do for a start.
Free Speech Is Being Murdered By The Media And Left Wing Authoritarianism
Without free speech there is no democracy. Without democracy there is no freedom. But all over the developed world free speech is under attack from politically correct politics. It is time to start resisting, do not believe the propaganda published by mainstream media, question everything and make up your own mind. as The Buddha said, “Believe nothing you read or are told unless it agrees with your own experience and common sense.”
The importance of free speech to democracy
Threat to free speech from the left
The dictatorship of human rights