Last year we saw European judges going against a decision by the UK’s Supreme Court, the UK’s High Court and the UK’s Court of Appeal.
Now in the wake of the Rwanda scheme being blocked by the courts, senior Conservatives are calling on Rishi Sunak to take the UK out of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).
Conservative Post readers also overwhelmingly believe the European Courts should have no jurisdiction over the UK and want their meddling and interference to stop. As one reader put it: “Britain has the best judges and courts in the world… and ours are definitely independent. We don’t need Europe telling us what to do!“
“Britain has the best judges and courts in the world… and ours are definitely independent. We don’t need Europe telling us what to do!“
Home Secretary Suella Braverman said during a Commons debate last night that Strasbourg’s actions had been “opaque, irregular and unfair when it comes to the will of the British people.”
Sir Edward Leigh, president of the Common Sense Group of Conservative MPs told the Commons:
“Every year we produce a migration Bill, every year we’re tied up in knots by human rights lawyers. What we’ve been suggesting for two years in the Common Sense Group is that the Refugee Convention was made for a different world, as was the Human Rights Convention.
“We simply have to have a derogation so that we can detain people and then deport them. We will never solve this problem otherwise.”
One Conservative MP who has been leading the charge for the UK to leave the ECHR is Dame Andrea Jenkyns. Dame Jenkyns, the MP for Morley and Outwood has already written to the Prime Minister saying:
“We must not, and cannot, let the British people down on this issue of national importance. They deserve a government that is willing to stand up for what they believe in, and it’s only the Conservatives that can deliver on this. If it means withdrawing from the ECHR, then I fully support this course of action, and I strongly encourage you consider this path going forward.”
Conservative Post Editor Claire Bullivant said:
“Thank goodness for MPs like Dame Andrea Jenkyns sticking up for the British people. This is a huge topic of conversation with Conservative Post readers. Not a day goes by without us getting many emails and messages on the issue.”
PLEASE lend your support and sign Dame Andrea Jenkyn’s petition which will be presented to Rishi Sunak by Dame Andrea and Conservative Post Editor Claire Bullivant.