WOW! UK PM Theresa May: We Will Change Human Rights Laws to Fight Terrorism...
The United Kingdom's Theresa May is quickly becoming one of the most quotable foreign leaders (see Jeremy Corbyn Demands Theresa May Denounce Trump… Gets SPANKED and UK Prime Minister: ‘Too much tolerance of extremism in our country…’). And while many of her countrymen want to fight terrorism with singing, dancing and hashtags, the Prime Minister is proposing some real ideas...
I'm clear: if human rights laws get in the way of tackling extremism and terrorism, we will change those laws to keep British people safe.
I was looking for a MICHAEL BAY BOOM gif to illustrate the bomb PM May just dropped, but found this gif instead. I apologize for nothing.
Now, to the nitty-gritty. France has been subjected to terrorism for years. They proposed a burkini ban and that only French could be spoken by public workers. Good ideas both, but they're smaller ideas. Theresa May is ready to change "human rights laws" (liberal squawkage for "don't be mean to bad guys") in order to imprison or deport terrorists. That's more better.
Always bear in mind the UK isn't a bastion of freedom the United States is (or was, depending on who you talk to). The English do not have the right to free speech or boom-boom sticks. So when we examine how they're enforcing or creating laws, we must take it with a giant grain of salt that we've pitched an American flag into, because FREEDOM. It's not so much of a thing in the UK. Okay? Okay.
Secondly, it's general election time in the Olde Country. National defense talking points bring in more votes after terrorist attacks. So let's hope the current Prime Minister is serious about her resolve to actually crack down on terrorism with effective policies. The English people need much more that gratuitous lip service applied anally.
There's been much ballyhooing in the blogosphere about "it's over for Europe." With the main bullet point being they brought this on themselves thanks to lax immigration, political correctness, and multiculturalism. Solid points, all. But we should applaud leaders who have the courage to say never mind the bullocks. Especially a leader who has only been Prime Minister for less than a year.
If she follows through with action, perhaps there's still hope for Jolly Olde England and its compatriots in the United Kingdom.