A 33 year old father of 5 (and convicted burglar), is to argue in court that his 8 month sentence (4 for burglary and 4 for dangerous driving), “violates his right to respect for family life under article eight of the Human Rights Convention”, it gets better because he’s been granted legal aid, guess who’ll pick up the bill for that then.
Article eight covers “right to respect for private and family life” and his lawyers seem to think he has a good chance because under article eight the sentence appears to have a “disproportionate” effect on his family life……
Fuck me!!!! I know that for the most part I’ll be preaching to the converted already, but this country really needs to wake the fuck up before it’s too bloody late. I suppose that the actions of this twat had no effect on the human rights of his victims, if they did then that fact seems to have been swept under the carpet for the purposes of this case. This moron has joint custody so it’s not like his kids have no one to care for them, perhaps he needs to consider the effect his actions have on his family, he’s hardly what you’d call a role model, rather than try and leverage his way out of the consequences of his crimes using them.
Once again it seems that the human rights act does what it’s best at, protects the rights of scumbags, costs the taxpayer money and makes the lawyers an extra few quid, and don’t get me started on the swathe of looney liberals who I’ve heard trying to defend this case this morning already, to a man (sorry, person), they are as clueless as a monkey in charge of a submarine!
Perhaps there does need to be some system in place to safeguard human rights, but equally I think it’s time we added a caveat to the act which states that if you’re not going to play by societies rules then you can’t expect those rules to protect you if you act like such a spectacular douche bag!