Tuesday, November 14, 2006


The Joint Committee on Human Rights has delivered a necessary smack to the government today:

Government ministers are using the Human Rights Act to hide administrative failures in their departments, a scathing new report has warned.

The joint committee on human rights finds Tony Blair, home secretary John Reid and other senior ministers guilty of blaming human rights laws for government failures – and in doing so making public scepticism about the act worse.

It's the same kind of thing that went on during the Bichard Inquiry into Soham, when Humberside Police attempted to blame the Data Protection Act for their failures.

It's very hard to trust any authority that is so ready to sacrifice civil protections in order to please the red-tops and cover its own back.


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