Tory: 'Scrap' Human Rights Act

The Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has told the Sunday Telegraph that a Conservative majority would repeal the Human Rights Act.

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'Tories should scrap Human Rights Act,' says Grayling

The Justice Secretary said a Conservative majority would repeal the Human Rights Act, which the Liberal Democrats are pledged to defend.

In comments made to The Sunday Telegraph, Chris Grayling said his party needs to be “clear” ahead general election that it would “start again” after abolishing the Act, which enshrines the European Convention on Human Rights in domestic law.

I cannot conceive of a situation where we could put forward a serious reform without scrapping Labour’s Human Rights Act and starting again.

We cannot go on with a situation where people who are a threat to our national security, or who come to Britain and commit serious crimes, are able to cite their human rights when they are clearly wholly unconcerned for the human rights of others.

We need a dramatically curtailed role for the European Court of Human Rights in the UK.

– Justice Secretary Chris Grayling

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