But it is a proposal that the British public firmly oppose.
As a campaigner in this year’s Welsh Assembly elections, This Writer has had to put people right when they say they want to stay in the EU because of human rights protections, so it is a huge miscalculation for Mrs May – the woman who originally dubbed the Tories “the nasty party”, by the way – to tell the country she wants to pull us out of the ECHR as well.
But it make matters very simple for us.
Brexiters (including many Conservatives) want the UK out of Europe so you will not be protected by EU legislation on working conditions, including restrictions on the number of hours you should work, health and safety, and holiday and sick pay.
Conservatives want the UK out of the European Convention on Human Rights – a treaty that was drafted by representatives of this country, by the way – so your human rights will no longer be protected either. If you don’t know what they are, check here.
Theresa May would leave you entirely vulnerable to commercial rape by the corporations who fund the Conservative Party. Do you really want that?
Britain should withdraw from the European convention on human rights regardless of the EU referendum result, Theresa May has claimed in comments Labour has condemned as appalling.
The home secretary’s remarks on Monday triggered an immediate response from the shadow justice secretary, Charles Falconer, who described the intervention as “so ignorant, so illiberal, so misguided”.
Lord Falconer accused May of “sacrificing Britain’s 68-year-old commitment to human rights for her own miserable Tory leadership ambitions”.
The home secretary said that it was the convention, rather than the EU, that had caused the extradition of extremist Abu Hamza to be delayed for years and that had almost stopped the deportation of Abu Qatada.
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