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Poll: Should the Human Rights Act be scrapped?
04 March 2013 09:20 AM
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling yesterday pledged to abolish the Human Rights Act, should the Conservatives win the next election.
Critics of the Act cite interference from the European Court of Human Rights on issues including the deportation of Abu Qatada and giving prison inmates the vote.
Described by The Express as "the hated Human Rights Act", the legislation has been controversial since its introduction by Tony Blair's Labour government in 1998.
So what do you think? Is this merely a cynical move to lure back Ukip voters, following the Eastleigh by-election result? Or a long overdue assertion of Britain's sovereign rights?