If there’s one thing the last few years have proved conclusively in this country, it’s that decent ordinary people neither want nor need rights.

When bleeding-heart pinko liberals go bleating on about the right to this, the right to that, what they’re really advocating is holding back Britain’s prosperity with endless festoons of job-destroying red tape.

Let’s be realistic: if this once-great nation is ever going to balance its books, “human rights” are a luxury we simply can’t afford. To suggest otherwise is nothing short of downright unpatriotic.

Take so-called ‘access to justice’. Given the choice between a £50 saving on their annual motor insurance premium and the right to make a ridiculous fuss about some alleged harm they may or may not have suffered, any right-minded person would surely take the money.

That’s certainly what both HMG and the UK’s leading insurance companies concluded when they put their heads together and decided to reform the UK legal system so as to stop people kicking up an unnecessary and costly legal fuss about all kinds of trivial complaint.

As you’ll recall from previous editions of Bankstone News, this enlightened determination looks set to generate premium savings of up to £50 per annum on the average motor insurance policy.

You might have been forgiven for thinking that this one had been firmly but politely put to bed. But, oh no, quibbling claimant lawyers (who clearly have ulterior motives for egging on the fuss-makers here) are still trying to tilt the scales in favour of fuss.

Sinister lobbying cabal A2J (an obvious reference to the thoroughly discredited concept of access to justice) are attempting to queer the pitch for decent ordinary policyholders and their motor insurers by claiming that rooting out fuss-makers will save the average motor insurance policyholder significantly less than the £50 originally promised.

Figures published by the Treasury in the wake of the recent budget reportedly indicate that the average saving will not be £50 – nor indeed £35 as indicated at the time of last year’s Queen’s speech – but ‘as little as’ £16.

What a lot of patronising elitist cant!

Sixteen pounds a year may not sound like a large sum of money to fat cat ambulance-chasing personal injury lawyers. But, to decent ordinary motor insurance policyholders, those sixteen precious pounds represent a handsome return on ridding ourselves of what A2J fancifully describes our centuries-old historic right to justice.

Sorry, A2J, but most of us have more important things to worry about than historic rights. What we need is cold hard cash – and a £1.33 monthly motor insurance saving is something at which not to sniff, thank you very much!


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