Denne farsen vil ingen ende ta. Burkarømling Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed (en dobbel Mohammed – for sikkerhets skyld) har provosert britene ved å kreve opp til én million pund i kompensasjon.
To astonishment at Westminster, the High Court yesterday ruled the terror suspect can make a claim for civil damages using legal aid – despite being on the run.
It came as Sir John Sawers, the head of MI6, told a public hearing that the intelligence agencies had been ‘sickened’ by terrorists getting large payouts through unfounded compensation claims.
Mohammed er fremdeles på rømmen etter å ha klippet av sin elektroniske fotlenke i en moské sist fredag. Vantro parlamentsmedlemmer krever på ny at Human Rights Act må kastes på dynga.
If Mohamed is ever caught, he will still be entitled to pocket any award of compensation. Senior Tory backbencher Sir Gerald Howarth said the claim was a farce.
‘The abuse of the human rights legislation has now reached such offensive proportions that I think we will have to consider repealing it in this Parliament,’ he said.