Sunday Times: Home Sec set to curb criminals' use of human rights laws

The Sunday Times is reporting that the Government is on a collision course with judges over the rights of foreign prisoners and other immigrants.

According to the paper the Home Secretary is seeking backing from Parliament to curb the use of human rights laws by criminals to avoid deportation.

Ms May is expected to ask the House of Commons on Monday to pass a motion declaring that the right to a family life - enshrined in Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights - is not absolute.

Instead she is said to want MPs to make clear that the public interest must come first and that the right to family life is qualified by the need to protect the economic wellbeing of the country, promote public safety and cut crime.