Ramsgate Port, more daftness from the courts.
Another example from our friends who live in Law-LaLa-land demonstrating, again, that the The Law and Justice are completely divorced from each other. Very sad to see. The following from BBC Kent.
“A council has been told it did not have the authority to suspend live exports after more than 40 sheep died while being transported.
The High Court ruled the ban through Kent’s Port of Ramsgate, imposed by Thanet District Council was unlawful.
Mr Justice Birss said the council was now liable to pay damages to three companies.
The council imposed the ban in September 2012 after three sheep drowned and 40 had to be put down.
The judge said the ban was a “disproportionate decision reached in haste” without receiving separate legal advice.
He said the move had breached a fundamental element of the rules governing free trade in the EU.
He said: “The animal export trade is not popular.
“It involves activities which are highly distasteful to many people. However, the law does not only exist to protect the interests of the popular.””
Nor it seems, the decent and just. Well done Mr Birss. He seems to have missed the point that the ship they were using was, from a maritime industry ‘Best Practice‘ perspective, unsuitable for the task and on that point alone the decision by TDC to prevent it being used from Ramsgate should not be considered illegal, imho.