• Law & Security Services

    Our Police service, the many law enforcement agencies and intelligence services must not have their processes or actions fettered when seeking to protect the British public from those that would ruin our way of life. I am happy to have my emails checked and phone monitored if it leads to prevention of terror.   We can be sure that the only people benefitting from the policy of tying the hands of the police and intelligence agencies are those that would do us harm. The hand wringing do-gooders should be ignored and every tool in our armoury be used to protect us. To limit the access of information, as demanded by the Labour and Liberal Democratic Parties, is to commit an act of folly that could lead to serious loss of life of innocent people

    Today the perceived Police ‘thin blue line’ has almost disappeared into the shadows. The public want more police on our streets. It provides a visual presence that reassures the people and acts as a reminder to miscreants that the law still exists to curtail their activities. Funds should be found to make that possible. The multi million pound time wasting enquiries into telephone hacking, of a few celebrities, indicates that where there is a will there is way when funds are needed. They are needed now on our streets.

    The Human Rights Acts are becoming a tool in the hands of ‘compensation lawyers’ that are costing our nation millions of pounds in legal fees when defending those who often seek to destroy our society. This convention should be removed from our Statute Book and a Bill of Rights for our nation introduced. A Bill that will serve to protect the law abiding members of British society not supporters of terrorism, criminal’s and ‘freeloaders’ currently taking advantage of the convention within our country.  Our Judiciary has been too willing to follow every tenet of that convention while other European States adopt a more pragmatic approach in order to protect their citizens. The law enforcers need a clear unambiguous set of guidelines to follow, set down by our Parliament.

    The access to justice should not be only available to the few and the end of the compensation culture would free up funds for the real injustices ordinary people face. We need to look again at legal aid to find a way to limit the excesses of some in the legal profession but ensure justice remain open to all and blind in its’ application.