You, and they, can be as dismissive as you like. But most people don't want to get rid of the HRA, just change it so lowlife like that are unable to abuse the system, backed up by clever talking lawyers. And no amount of name calling and blaming the Daily Mail is going to change that.
They're not being dismissive - they're going over all the facts of the case and pointing out that actually the man could, and possibly should, have been deported at the end of his ridiculously short but entirely typical sentence, and that the right to a family life of his children was included in the debate alongside other considerations when an application for deportation was made after a significant gap from either his crime or his sentence.
Great post and shows how wrong the present system is.
The case certainly illustrates pretty clearly that the most favoured people in our society are the ones in cars getting away with murder. Four months for fleeing the scene. If he'd stayed put he'd have avoided conviction in all likelihood.