I have tabled a bill for a British Bill of Rights to replace the much detested Human Rights Act. This country needs a guarantee on its own citizens life and liberty, not something that can be used by criminals, terrorists and whoever, to flout our own legal system. It must stop. Today in Justice questions I asked the Immigration Minister;
Does the Minister agree that the British people have lost confidence in the Human Rights Act, with many seeing it as a charter for criminals? Will he consider bringing forward a British Bill of Rights and Responsibilities?
I am grateful to my hon. Friend for allowing me to repeat that we have set up a commission to look at this important issue and that we want to get back to a position where human rights are taken to be one of the basic values of a democratic society, rather than having human rights abused in such a way that the whole concept has fallen into disrepute.
It has been an honour and privilege to serve as Member of Parliament for Dover & Deal. I hope to be re-elected to serve our community for another term.
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