There are so many contradictions, inaccuracies and myths within this document, it can only have been cobbled together on the back of an envelope. Once again David Cameron is pandering to UKIP instead of standing up for the rights and best interests of the people of Britain.
“The truth is that our courts have been free to interpret rulings by the European Convention on Human Rights for fifty years – the Human Rights Act did nothing to change that fact.
“The European Court of Human Rights does need reform, which is why Labour has called for Strasbourg to do more to improve the quality of its judges and apply ‘the margin of appreciation’, giving member states the wriggle room to interpret decisions appropriately.
“But leaving the ECHR, which the Tories appear to be proposing would be a disaster for this country – putting Britain in the same bracket as Belarus, Europe’s last remaining dictatorship.”
So says, Sadiq Khan MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary