This legislation is unnecessary as most human rights are covered by other legislation. This act is a lawyers charter toget rich on public money, mainly legal aid, and makes a laughing stock of our notion of justice. It might not have been so bad if the human rights lawyers had had the intelligence to think before opening their mouths and bringing it into disrepute. In the words of the late Denis Thatcher "It is better to keep quiet and be thought an idiot than to open your mouth and prove it."  The United Kingdom has a proud history on human rights: refugees and the persecuted have been welcomed here for generations, and long may that continue, but legislation to decide if we know how to behave towards our less fortunate neighbours is not desirable or necessary

Why is this idea important?

In several instances cases brought under this act have been at odds with other legislation. I give the example of paying financial damages to prisoners after withdrawing methadone. Criminals in jail can settle for "cold turkey" without contravening the law in any civilised country. Apart from that this act is very expensive and does not do anything for justice in this country.

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