Who Are You Going to Vote for, Fletch?

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Who Are You Going to Vote for, Fletch?


Byline: littlejohn

AXE murderers will be given the vote if Britain's representative on the European Court of Human Rights gets his way. Paul Mahoney told a cross-party group of politicians that all prisoners should be allowed to participate in elections. At a meeting in Strasbourg, he said: 'If you are killed by an axe murderer, I would still give him the vote. He would have a say.' Mahoney wants Parliament to reverse its decision to defy the ECHR's ruling that a blanket ban on letting jail inmates vote is illegal. He claims that refusal to comply with the edict is 'damaging' our reputation abroad.

His comments have been interpreted as support for John Hirst, who served 25 years for killing his landlady with an axe. Hirst has been campaigning for all prisoners to get the vote, with the full backing of the parasitical 'yuman rites' industry.

Call Me Dave has said that the thought of letting prisoners take part in elections makes him feel 'physically sick'.

When the European court's ruling came before the House of Commons it was rejected by the overwhelming margin of more than ten to one.

So who the hell is Paul Mahoney and in what sense could he be said to 'represent' Britain? He certainly doesn't represent the wishes of Parliament or the vast majority of the British people.

How did he get to 'represent' Britain in Europe's supreme court? Mahoney hasn't practised law here since the Seventies and has never sat as a judge in this country. His only judicial experience was a spell chairing something called the EU Civil Service Tribunal, a glorified works council which rules on internal employment disputes in Brussels.

Mahoney is a career bureaucrat, having spent three decades working for the Council of Europe, the body which appointed him as a judge in 2012 on a tax-free salary of [pounds sterling]150,000.

His name was put forward by the Ministry of Justice. He was chosen from a short-list of three, which also included Ben Emmerson QC, a founder member of the Wicked Witch's Matrix Chambers, who represented Abu Qatada. The other candidate was a barrister who specialises in insolvency and pensions. This was at a time when the justice ministry was still being run by Euro-fanatic Ken Clarke.

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