bloater wrote:What do you think the odds of a successful legal challenge to this law under the Human Rights Act article 1 are?
(1) Every natural or legal person is entitled to the peaceful enjoyment of his possessions. No one shall be deprived of his possessions except in the public interest and subject to the conditions provided for by law and by the general principles of international law.
Slartibartfast wrote:Mining has always gone on under people's land...
railway tunnels and water mains run under private land...
The State can reasonably justify such activity as proportionate and necessary for the public interest.
mining rights are often set out quite separately from the freehold title.
Slartibartfast wrote:Energy minister Matthew Hancock added: “These new rules will help Britain to explore the great potential of our national shale gas and geothermal resources, as we work towards a greener future - and open up thousands of new jobs in doing so.”
Slartibartfast wrote:I would say the same about most of our national infrastructure. Stuff privatisation, and stuff 30 different electric companies trying to sell me the same product under various deliberately-confusing tariffs. Stuff privatised water, and especially privatisation of the NHS.
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