Daily Query: Rights Over Security

So, London, England has been the victim of 2 terrorist attacks in as many weeks. And this with a general election on Thursday. Beleaguered PM Theresa May is understandably fed up. So much so that she’s willing ‘to rip up human rights laws to impose new restrictions on terror suspects’.

She said: “I can tell you a few of the things I mean by that: I mean longer prison sentences for people convicted of terrorist offences. I mean making it easier for the authorities to deport foreign terror suspects to their own countries.

“And I mean doing more to restrict the freedom and the movements of terrorist suspects when we have enough evidence to know they present a threat, but not enough evidence to prosecute them in full in court.

“And if human rights laws stop us from doing it, we will change those laws so we can do it.”

Scary words, but then these are scary times. Innocent lives are being lost. Economies and governments hang in the balance. And simple people, carving out simple existences are being lost in the balance.

Is enough, enough?

Is it time to tighten the laws to protect the truly innocent? What human rights would you be willing to give up to ensure your family’s safety?

Discuss.

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