Mon 28 September 2020

Sayid Javid’s connivance with the US prosecution and potential death sentence of former British citizens is a calculated appeal to a hardcore Brexit article of faith – the return of the death penalty.

The right to life is article one of the European Human Rights declaration. None of the EU’s 28 current member states are allowed to kill its own citizens through judicial process.

But for many Brextremists, sponsored or inspired by US  evangelical movements, Britain’s break away from the EU is an opportunity to restore capital punishment.

They just love the noose. Despite DNA testing suggesting the US has murdered thousands of innocent men on death row.

Oddly, these same ideologues declare themselves libertarians who abhor state intervention in our lives…

Except, course, when it comes to the state taking life – they’re big on that.

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