It is time that such swaggering confidence was punctured. The human-rights framework that has developed in Europe, including the UK, over the past 60 years – built on the European Convention on Human Rights – is a dehumanising, anti-democratic system of law, deserving to be bulldozed at the earliest opportunity. (…)
And I mean real, proper, balls-in-hand sceptics.
It’s time that the acceptance of human rights as our standard for freedom is interrogated with a view to exposing its illiberal assumptions.
You don’t have to be a little Englander, or even right wing, to recognise that it is an affront to democracy that unelected and completely unaccountable judges, who have absolutely no democratic mandate, are able to override the decisions of elected representatives.