LETTER: Human rights: Britain's obligations and aberrations

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From Mr Jolyon Maugham

Sir: In today's "Another View" (29 September) Bill Cash MP argues for ditching the European Convention on Human Rights on the basis that "we would barely notice" if we withdrew. He condemns himself from his own mouth: if we wouldn't notice, why does he complain so? The fact is, of course, we would notice: poll tax defaulters, impoverished and imprisoned, would notice; the families of those shot and killed without trial would notice; and so would everyone in this country who cares about human rights.

Yours faithfully,

Jolyon Maugham

London, WC2

29 September