This week Theresa May accused Cap’n Clegg of Hating Britain* for putting the Human Rights of terrorists and criminals above ordinary people.
That’s because Ms May does not understand that Human Rights are not to protect terrorists, they are to protect people who get called “terrorists”.
So, as an experiment, let us imagine that Theresa May is a terrorist.
It’s not that hard to imagine… she’s the head of an organisation that preaches messages of hate to frighten people, snatches people off planes for intimidation, targets certain people in the streets and, of course, occasionally shoots innocent people dead.
Er, okay, this is just a thought experiment, isn’t it?
Anyway, since Ms May doesn’t believe “terrorists” deserve Human Rights, then let’s see how well she does without them, shall we?
Let’s call her a “terrorist”.
Shouldn’t we have to prove that?
Well, a Fair Trial is one of her Human Rights, so I guess not.
So we’ll lock her up.
Oh, no we can’t do that because Liberty is one of her Human Rights… oh hang on.
But shouldn’t she be allowed to hire a lawyer at least?
Well, we’ll just seize all her money. No protection of Property without your Human Rights you see.
But we can’t just do that because of what she thinks… can we?
As it happens Freedom of Thought is another of those pesky Human Rights.
Isn’t she allowed to protest?
Aaaaactually, guess what, Free Speech is one of her Human Rights, so that’s gagged her too.
You can’t actually gag her though, that’s cruel and unusual!
But, since you mention it, Protection from Torture and Degrading Treatment is, guess what, a Human Right.
If you carry on like this you’ll end up killing her!
Funnily enough, I was just coming to that…
So Ms May, if you want to abolish the Human Rights Act, which rights don’t you want? It’s not hard; there’s only ten of them:
1. the Right to Life
2. the Right to Protection from Torture and Degrading Treatment
3. the Right to Protection from Slavery
4. the Right to Liberty and Freedom
5. the Right to a Fair Trial and No punishment without Law
6. the Right to respect for Private Life, including the right to Marry
7. the Right to Freedom of Thought, Religion and Belief
8. the Right to Free Speech and Free Assembly and Protest
9. the Right to Freedom from Discrimination
10. the Right to Protection of your Property
*Or was that was the Daily Heil.