Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Nearly three-quarters of people agree with the British National Party’s view that ‘human rights’ laws are just a charter for foreign criminals.

A YouGov poll found that an overwhelming 72 per cent of all voters think the Act has favoured criminals.

And even youngsters and EU-loving Lib Dems believe the Human Rights Act has outlived its usefulness.

Nearly half of 18 to 24-year-olds — 48 per cent — believe it is time for change, compared with 19 per cent against.

Among Lib Dem supporters, 57 per cent are disillusioned with the law, with 36 per cent satisfied.

Aso Mohammed Ibrahim (left), an Iraqi, was allowed to stay in Britain on human rights grounds after he killed Amy Houston (right) in a hit-and-run and fled the scene

The survey asked if respondents agreed with the statement ‘human rights have become a charter for criminals and the undeserving’.

The replies showed 45 per cent strongly agreed, while 27 per cent said they ‘tended to agree’.

Of the remainder, 10 per cent said they tended to disagree while 6 per cent strongly disagreed. Ten per cent did not know.

The remaining 2 per cent is accounted for by rounding up the figures.

More than 2,000 were polled for the survey in February, during research on the attitude of voters to public policy issues.

The British National Party would withdraw from the costly EU and the European Convention on Human Rights and repeal the 1998 Human Rights Act, freeing us from foreign rule and allowing us to remove dangerous foreign criminals from our shores.


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