Let life mean life when it must


WHAT is the meaning of life? Not much if meddling European judges are anything to go by.
They have ruled it is inhuman and degrading to tell murderers they must die in jail.
It is cruel, they say, because it robs them of any hope of being freed.
This ruling opens the door for the most brutal killers to seek a review of their sentence.
But don’t their victims have human rights, too?
What about the lives they so cruelly snuffed out? Or the hopes of loved ones left behind?
Britain did enough for killers’ rights when it abolished hanging in 1969.
It is enough to expect that for the most heinours murders life should mean life.
Human rights laws were drawn up to protect people from evil.
Not the monsters who inflict it.

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