In a speech to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, the Prime Minister will argue that European judges have become too powerful. He will say the court should not “undermine its own reputation by going over national decisions”, just days after its judges overturned the decision of British courts to deport Abu Qatada, the radical Islamic cleric.
What the hell do you think a supranational court is for if it isn\’t to over rule national ones?
The only way out of this is to leave the jurisdiction of the court, which means leaving the Council of Europe and thus the EU.
No, I don\’t think that the ECHR stupidities are sufficient reason to do that, I\’ve plenty of other reasons for desiring that we leave.
But to complain about a supranational court being supranational is just stupid.