Abu Qatada: The irrationality of irrationality
A few days ago I was listening to the news and hearing that the local authority in Newham was asking the local authority of Stoke on Trent to take care of not less than 500 families that had arrived in Newham as a consequence of housing benefit cuts. To sum up, more than 500 families did not have enough money to pay the rent and were therefore facing the prospect of being homeless.
While this was happening, another item of the news had to do with a Jordanian terrorist being housed and dined at the expense of British taxpayers. Things couldn’t get more irrational. We are seeing families thrown out of their homes to protect terrorists and, on top of that, the legal bills keep going up also the expense of British taxpayers.
This is Britain today. I am sure that if Lewis Carroll was alive today we would be writing another version of Alice in Wonderland. This is going to continue happening because there are many Qatada-like cases. We can only guess how much money is being squandered.
Abu Qatada's human rights lawyers - Birnberg Peirce and Partners - headed by Gareth Peirce have been paid about 21 million pound in the last years. Paid by British taxpayers, of course.