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OK, so here goes…..
(From a layman’s point of view)
Eck Salmond is being portrayed as a petulant wean over his attack on the UK Supreme Court, Human Rights lawyers in general and one in particular.
That lawyer has now decided to take legal action against the Scottish First Minister so I’m not going to re-quote what was said.
On the general and wider points though, here goes….
However wrong it is for a member of the legislature to criticise the judiciary, Eck was surely echoing the thoughts of many of the electorate.
The public are sick of criminals literally getting away with murder.
Slopping out a breach of human rights? My arse! Anyone who has ever camped out has done the very same or a similar thing. It is no great hardship AT ALL. Maybe not a desirable thing in a poorly ventilated building, maybe it’s right to improve conditions, but pay compensation to the poor wee ‘victims’? Fuck off!
Psychopaths can’t get access to Lucozade and Mars Bars? Tough shit! Many poor law abiding citizens are too busy working or worrying about how they are going to pay for family essentials to concern themselves about their sweet rations – let alone raise the issue in the courts under human rights legislation. And yet at Carstairs the bastards are stuffing themselves so full of Kentucky Fried Chicken and Yorkie Bars there’s an obesity epidemic!
Then there’s scumbags like Nat Fraser exhausting every last avenue of appeal to get his case thrown out on a point of procedure by the Supreme Court.
Of course everyone, no matter who they are should have the right to be able to challenge unjust behaviour and judgements by the authorities and state.
However the whole human rights ‘industry’ seems to exist for the prime purpose of finding loopholes in the convictions of criminals.
And yes, certain lawyers are making a nice living from that.
Yes Eck was wrong.
But he was right too.