During Justice Questions I put to the Minister that any moves to repeal the Human Rights Act would result in our international standing being diminished.
Already we have seen that the United Nations has said that the removal of the Human Rights Act would lead to other nations following are example and stepping back from their obligations to uphold rights of the individual.
The Minister was unable to give me a convincing response. Stating that the Government’s replacement British Bill of Rights would ensure that our rights were protected. In reality it will put at risk our rights and remove the ability for people to protect their rights by going to the European Court of Human Rights.