I notice that certain European leaders, most notably Germany, France and England, tend to make a lot of rational noises in the press right before they do absolutely nothing.
H/T Taffy in Canada
- New proposals will mean deportees can only appeal while in UK
- Measures will stop the likes of Abu Qatada using human rights claims
- Could remove 4,000 foreign rapists and muggers from Britain’s streets
PUBLISHED: 00:55 GMT, 7 January 2013 | UPDATED: 00:56 GMT, 7 January 2013
Terror suspects could face a new system of being deported before they get the chance to hold a full appeal, David Cameron revealed yesterday.
The Prime Minister said he was ‘fed up’ with the likes of hate-preacher Abu Qatada using a string of human rights appeals to remain in the UK.
Mr Cameron went on: ‘That’s why I’m keen to move to a policy where we deport first, and suspects can appeal later.’
Under this new arrangement, deportees would only be able to appeal against the decision while still in this country – suspending their removal – if they faced ‘a real risk of serious, irreversible harm’.
Currently, nobody can be put on a plane until all their appeals to British courts – and Strasbourg – have been exhausted.
The proposals go further than ministers have ever previously suggested.
But last night government officials were unable to provide further details of how the new regime would operate.
It was also unclear whether it would apply only to suspected terrorists.
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