Scrapping the HRA and even withdrawing from the ECHR are then to be the red meat he can offer to his rebellious back-benchers if he cannot achieve the treaty changes or opt-outs from the EU fundamentals.

The problem with this neat package of political management is that sacrificing the HRA/ECHR opens up an international and legal quagmire.

A government policy paper published last October, only 8 pages long, followed a Coalition commission which over 2 years tried to reach agreement on what a British Bill of Rights might look like, but proved inconclusive.

Source: The ECHR will expose the myth of Tory imperium | Michael Meacher