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DAILY MAIL COMMENT: What right have Euro judges got to meddle?

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: What right have Euro judges got to meddle?

Did the sight of a heavily pregnant woman and young children stumbling ashore on the south coast yesterday give the bleeding heart brigade pause for thought?

They were among about 400 migrants who had crossed the Channel illegally in flimsy dinghies organised by criminal gangs of people smugglers.

Whatever suffering they might have endured in the past, they are coming here from France, hardly an unsafe country.

Radical protesters and activist lawyers insist they don’t want migrants to drown. Yet by striving to block Home Secretary Priti Patel’s plan to send them to Rwanda for asylum processing, these virtue-signallers are fuelling the evil trade.

By striving to block Home Secretary Priti Patel’s plan to send them to Rwanda for asylum processing, these virtue-signallers are fuelling the evil trade

British judges have declared the crackdown legal. So voters, who overwhelmingly back it, will be horrified that the inaugural flight was axed at the 11th hour after European judges intervened. This policy is meant to be a deterrent. If the European Court of Human Rights continues to meddle, the Prime Minister is right to consider withdrawing from its ambit.

Brexit was supposed to mean seizing control of our borders – not leaving them subject to rulings in Strasbourg.

Deranged BBC

We know Brexit has tipped the BBC into utter derangement.

But presenter Mishal Husain comparing Britain’s determination to fix the flawed Northern Ireland Protocol with Russian war crimes is absurd and grotesque.

Night after night, the corporation covers the horrors committed by Vladimir Putin’s army in Ukraine. What, by contrast, has Boris Johnson done wrong? To protect the province’s fragile peace, he has simply proposed minor tweaks to the Brexit withdrawal deal struck with the EU.

Ending Brussels’ vindictively officious policing of UK goods entering Northern Ireland would cool sectarian tensions and, hopefully, persuade Unionists – for whom the protocol is toxic – to return to Stormont.

Caterwauling Remainers claim, wrongly, this breaches international law. In their eyes, Britain is now a pariah equal to Russia.

The reality is, Brussels intransigently refuses to renegotiate because it has launched a power-grab for Northern Ireland. In the face of such petulance, Boris is quite right to act unilaterally.

A dangerous fantasy

If Nicola Sturgeon truly wanted to solve the problems piling up in Scotland, as she forever claims, she would step outside the Nationalist echo chamber where cries of ‘Freedom’ endlessly reverberate. But she doesn’t – and she won’t.

Most Scots are anxious about the rocketing cost of living. Under the SNP’s lamentable leadership, education, the NHS and public transport have festered.

Yet the First Minister’s priority is, as always, plotting a referendum.

Attempting to break up the world’s most successful partnership might delight separatist zealots. For everyone else, it is a ruinous and dangerous fantasy. 

The huge rise in the number of children suffering Type 2 diabetes is reaching terrifying proportions. Exacerbated by high levels of obesity and the cost of living squeeze, it risks a lifetime of ill-health. Of course, no parent purposely makes their child unhealthy. But this disease is wholly preventable – with a good diet and exercise.

Asked to explain Beergate, Sir Keir Starmer dissembled furiously. He faces a parliamentary sleaze probe into failures to register earnings properly. Now he is being evasive over who paid him thousands for legal advice while an MP. For someone who presents himself as Mr Honesty, doesn’t Labour’s leader often give the impression of being as straight as a corkscrew?

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