Inability to Deport Foreign Criminals and Terrorist Operatives

The British government is prevented at present by a host of statutes, precedents and European court rulings from deporting foreign nationals and immigrants who are convicted of serious crimes or found to be members of proscribed, often terrorist organisations back to their countries of origin where those countries are thought not to place the same emphasis on so-called "human rights" as we do. We need not necessarily be talking about North Korea; quite often these "unsafe" nations are members of the Commonwealth, and objections can even be raised when deporting someone to the United States on grounds that the Americans retain the death sentence.

The state's first duty being to protect the law-abiding in general and its own citizens in particular, these impediments to the deportation of foreign criminals and terrorist operatives should all be swept away and the individuals concerned compelled to lie in the beds they have made for themselves.  I thought we weren't supposed to pass judgements on the cultures of others anymore, anyway?

Why is this idea important?

The British government is prevented at present by a host of statutes, precedents and European court rulings from deporting foreign nationals and immigrants who are convicted of serious crimes or found to be members of proscribed, often terrorist organisations back to their countries of origin where those countries are thought not to place the same emphasis on so-called "human rights" as we do. We need not necessarily be talking about North Korea; quite often these "unsafe" nations are members of the Commonwealth, and objections can even be raised when deporting someone to the United States on grounds that the Americans retain the death sentence.

The state's first duty being to protect the law-abiding in general and its own citizens in particular, these impediments to the deportation of foreign criminals and terrorist operatives should all be swept away and the individuals concerned compelled to lie in the beds they have made for themselves.  I thought we weren't supposed to pass judgements on the cultures of others anymore, anyway?

Don’t freak the whole country out (re:terrorism)

If the UK was a person, it would be a paranoid schizophrenic. In london, there are orwellian posters with eyes hanging in the sky. There are announcements at every underground station, every train station, saying 'please attend your luggage'. The first problem with this is they are completely pointless. If an individual is hell bent on carrying a bomb in their briefcase, and is content blowing themselves and everyone else up….. well for a start, the unnattended luggage thing is useless when terrorists use suicide bombing techniques. So please, please quit this useless 'attend your luggage at all times message'. It has no effect except for making the whole platform shifty and suspicious. Don't you know a lack of trust makes people more untrustworthy? some basic metaphysics for you.

 

as a side note, if you want to beat terrorism, it will never happen by 'fighting' or 'locking down'. This will only make it worse, like the evil planet in the fifth element (a pop reference, but nevertheless a poignant one). The only way you can beat it is by being friendly and not attacking and threatening islamic countries.

Why is this idea important?

If the UK was a person, it would be a paranoid schizophrenic. In london, there are orwellian posters with eyes hanging in the sky. There are announcements at every underground station, every train station, saying 'please attend your luggage'. The first problem with this is they are completely pointless. If an individual is hell bent on carrying a bomb in their briefcase, and is content blowing themselves and everyone else up….. well for a start, the unnattended luggage thing is useless when terrorists use suicide bombing techniques. So please, please quit this useless 'attend your luggage at all times message'. It has no effect except for making the whole platform shifty and suspicious. Don't you know a lack of trust makes people more untrustworthy? some basic metaphysics for you.

 

as a side note, if you want to beat terrorism, it will never happen by 'fighting' or 'locking down'. This will only make it worse, like the evil planet in the fifth element (a pop reference, but nevertheless a poignant one). The only way you can beat it is by being friendly and not attacking and threatening islamic countries.