Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, and Member of Justice Select Committee, has criticised the recent ruling by the European Court of Human Rights that whole-lift tariffs breach the human rights of Jeremy Bamber and two other murderers.
In the ruling, available here, the European judges ruled that the sentences must be reviewed, which may include the possibility of release.
Commenting Mike said, “It’s absolutely astonishing that these European judges have ruled in this way. The last thing that the British people want is murderers – sentenced to whole life terms by British judges – being released early, as a result of the European Court of Human Rights. It’s totally wrong and will not stand.”
Mike added: “Understandably, bizarre rulings like this help to squash Britain’s appetite for being subject to the European Court of Human Rights. As with the issue of allowing prisoners the right to vote, the judges on the European Court of Human Rights have completely misjudged British attitudes to criminals.”