A Strong Voice for Croydon Central - Gavin Barwell MP
Home
News
Help me
Campaigns
About Me
Expenses
Contact me

Question to the Home Secretary about Abu Qatada
25/04/2013 11:39:00

 
 

Below is a question I asked to the Home Secretary yesterday about the farcical situation concerning the deportaion of Abu Qatada:

Gavin Barwell (Croydon Central) (Con):

It is a farce that it has taken so long - it will clearly take a while longer yet - to remove this individual, who we all agree is a danger. That farce damages faith in politics, plays into the hands of extremists and, tragically, undermines my constituents' support for human rights legislation. In that context, may I warmly welcome what the Home Secretary says about changing the law so that we no longer find ourselves in the ridiculous position whereby the rights of one terror suspect seem to trump our constituents' rights to live freely and safely?

Theresa May, Home Secretary:

My hon. Friend is right. We should be able to balance the rights of the individual against the wider rights of society. I understand his point about his constituents' attitude to human rights. Those who propounded the changes that took place need to understand the risk that the concept of human rights becomes discredited if people see it as being used consistently to stop us from deporting those who are a danger to this country.

Comment on this blog

 

Readers' Comments

On 25/04/2013 21:57:00 Jim wrote:
It is "tragic" that my support for HR legislation is undermined?
 
 

 

 

 More Blog Posts
23/03/2017
Reflections on yesterday's attack
  Read Story
15/03/2017
IVF services in Croydon
  Read Story
02/03/2017
Government backs upgrade of London to Brighton railway and refuses to fund BML2 concept that would be bad news for Addiscombe in particular
  Read Story
27/02/2017
Spot the difference
  Read Story
21/02/2017
Second interim report on Croydon tram crash
  Read Story
07/02/2017
Fixing our broken housing market.
  Read Story
02/02/2017
Government provides £14m for refurbishment of Fairfield Halls and redevelopment of College Green.
  Read Story
02/02/2017
Southern Rail latest update
  Read Story
31/01/2017
How I will vote on the EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill
  Read Story
30/01/2017
Reaction to Donald Trump's Executive Order on entry to the US
  Read Story

Full list of blog posts here

     
Gavin Barwell, House of Commons, SW1A 1AA, Tel  020 8660 0491      © Gavin Barwell  2017       Promoted by Ian Parker on behalf of Gavin Barwell, both at 36 Brighton Road, Purley, CR8 2LG