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The lawyers did actually work within the law. The UK is bound by the Human Rights Act 1998,which gives effect to rights and freedoms guaranteed under the European Convention on Human Rights.UK signed this and were bound by the law, however awkward.
Maybe that lets the lawyers off the hook. It doesn't the lawmakers.
It irks me that the UK government follows the Human Rights Convention slavishly when it comes to protecting terrorists, but when the EU forced Cyprus to breach the right to own property by stealing bank savings, they didn't even protest.
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