Matt Frei is Leading Britain's Conversation.
28 June 2017, 12:38
Hillsborough charges could never have happened without the European Convention on Human Rights, says James O'Brien. And yet, what does the Daily Mail have on its front page today?
Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield, former chief constable Sir Norman Bettison and four other individuals have been charged with offences relating to the Hillsborough disaster, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.
The lead solicitor behind the campaign for Justice for the 96 stated that this couldn't have happened without the European Convention of Human Rights. And that clashes with what the Daily Mail have written today.
James O'Brien stated that Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights allows a jury “to asses the wider circumstances behind a death or deaths when coming to a verdict, not just the narrow question of how a person died”.
Holding up today's Daily Mail, he then asked: “What’s on the front page of the Daily Mail today?
“You guessed it, why we don’t want, need or welcome the European Convention on Human Rights, because a couple of Romanian crooks haven’t been slung out of the country.
He added: “Weigh up those two priorities”.
Watch the full clip above.