What sort of lawyer would give advice to the FSA that it is either legally or morally defensible to deny one relatively narrow section of the population the same rights as apply to everyone else in the land?
Even if the FSA did seek such advice, then surely the question arises as to why it did so. The 15-year long stop rule is defined by statute – the law of the land that is supposed to apply to all citizens equally, without fear or favour. No one is supposed to be selectively excluded. So why, other than as part of a calculated campaign against the IFA community, would the FSA even want to seek advice on whether or not it would be able to get away with denying us the same rights of statute afforded to all other citizens?
And why is the FSA “unavailable for comment”? 2,800 people and not a single one of them available for comment on such a fundamental issue.