Beckenham MP Bob Stewart calls for change to Human Rights Act after Woolwich soldier murder

PUBLISHED: 11:59 23 May 2013

Police activity close to the scene where a man was murdered in John Wilson Street, Woolwich. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

Police activity close to the scene where a man was murdered in John Wilson Street, Woolwich. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

Beckenham MP Bob Stewart has called for a change to the Human Rights Act following the murder of a soldier in Woolwich yesterday, allowing Britain to deport those who vocally denounce the country.

Col Stewart, who served in the British Army for 28 years, says he was “horrified” by the suspected terror attack, which left one man dead and another two injured.

He said: “My heart is broken for the family of this young boy.

“The aim of these people is to scare us using the principle of kill one, terrorise 10,000. They want publicity and sadly they got it. It was a deliberate act to cause desolation in the community.”

Two people were shot by police at around 2.30pm after they allegedly used a variety of knifes and bladed weapons to kill a man in John Wilson Street, Woolwich.

The Beckenham MP knows affect of terrorism more than most after six of his mean were killed by a terrorist bomb in Northern Ireland on December 6, 1982.

He added: “It makes me more determined that we deal with these people and influences my demand as an MP to change the Human Rights Act that stops us getting rid of people who announce they want nothing better than the destruction of our society.

“These guys might be unknown to the police, but one of the lessons of this incident should be strengthening our resolve to deal straight forwardly with these people who want nothing more to do with us, but sit here taking our money and laughing at our weakness.

“We are in a war with these people and they actually consider it this way.”

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