The British people made great sacrifices to create a free and democratic society. We are now asked to believe that they cannot be trusted to preserve our way of life unless a Court in Strasbourg disciplines us. No one explains why the Court is necessary: our freedom existed before the Court and is not dependent on it. We can look after it ourselves.
“Human rights” have become a substitute religion so people are wary of criticizing the Convention. There has been no proper discussion. It needs courage to challenge the powerful interests involved.
This book describes how the Court’s power came about, what we have gained by it and the huge price we have paid. It says what we should do now. It makes clear that no worthwhile reform is possible unless we face up to the need to leave the compulsory jurisdiction of the Court.