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Rishi Sunak threatens to remove UK from ECHR if Rwanda plan blocked

RISHI Sunak has said controlling immigration is more important than “membership of a foreign court” in his strongest hint yet that he could back leaving the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

https://www.thenational.scot/news/24229980.rishi-sunak-threatens-remove-uk-echr-rwanda-plan-blocked/
Original post by Talkative Toad
RISHI Sunak has said controlling immigration is more important than “membership of a foreign court” in his strongest hint yet that he could back leaving the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).
https://www.thenational.scot/news/24229980.rishi-sunak-threatens-remove-uk-echr-rwanda-plan-blocked/

can't wait to join Russia as a the only country in Europe not part of this court
Quoting someone a lot smarter about such matters than me.

“This government could not even repeal the Human Rights Act when it had a thumping majority, a manifesto commitment, parliamentary time, and repeal bill before the House.

Cannot really do it now, with diminished majority and no current bill, in few months before general election.”
Original post by Admit-One
Quoting someone a lot smarter about such matters than me.
“This government could not even repeal the Human Rights Act when it had a thumping majority, a manifesto commitment, parliamentary time, and repeal bill before the House.
Cannot really do it now, with diminished majority and no current bill, in few months before general election.”

And even if they could get it through the Commons, little chance of it getting through the Lords, and this close to an election the Lords' delay power is functionally a veto.
He says a lot of things but does little. He's a blowhard on the way out who just wants some radical headlines as the next best thing to actual accomplishment
While I'm for the bill I don't think leaving for a such kneejerk reaction is the way to go, even if they could.
This isn't the hill they should die on.
The Conservatives have spent 14 years threatening to produce a cohesive economic policy without success so this feels like a rather empty threat.
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While i believe that this would be a step forward were Sunak willing to follow through, it is difficult to imagine that a technocrat would seriously persue such vigorious reform. It is likely to be designed as an empty manifesto promise since our greatest losses are currently to Reform.

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