One can also take a small crumb of comfort that this is yet another nail in the coffin that is our EU (and Council of Europe) membership. No longer is it about 'bent bananas' but real tangible, easily understood and toxic issues.
As always though there is a price to pay. And that price is the sight of the odious slime Nick Clegg faking concern:
Mr Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, said the government would appeal the ruling.
“We’re determined to deport him,” he told ITV’s Daybreak. “We strongly disagree with the court ruling, we’re going to challenge it, we’re going to take it to appeal".
“We’re absolutely determined to see this man get on a plane and go back to Jordan. He doesn’t belong here, he shouldn’t be in this country, he’s a dangerous person. He wanted to inflict harm on our country and this coalition government is going to do everything we can to challenge this every step of the way to make sure he is deported to Jordan.”Utterly shameless, here he is in 2011:
Nick Clegg has issued a trenchant defence of human rights laws, setting out their strengths and saying his party will not let Conservatives water them down should there be a fresh push to renegotiate legislation.I'm not a man usually prone to violence, but I'm thinking of ways that I can herd Nick Clegg et al over the nearest Buffalo Jump.
I'm heartily sick of it.