Saturday, October 22, 2011

Woman passenger's jet rage at Nick Clegg over his support of Human Rights Act

Nick Clegg faced the air rage of a passenger angry at his party’s opposition to the scrapping of the Human Rights Act.

The Lib Dem leader was verbally abused by a woman on his flight from London to Cairo, which he was visiting to hold meetings with Egyptian leaders.

Eyewitnesses said the passenger had to be ‘physically restrained’ from attacking the Deputy Prime Minister over his decision to block the Coalition from getting rid of the Act.

Mr Clegg was visiting Cairo to announce a £5million aid boost to stimulate jobs in the north African country, which was the scene of a revolution in the Spring.

The incident demonstrates the anger of many people over the Lib Dems’ opposition to reform of the legislation, which was brought in by Tony Blair.

David Cameron pledged while in opposition to scrap the Human Rights Act, which he said prevented Britain from deporting foreign terrorists.

But the creation of the Coalition means the Tories are unable to fulfil their election pledge, because the Lib Dems would never agree. Read More

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