A Scaremongering Tactic or a Cause to be Concerned?
The reason the Tories want to introduce the British Bill of Rights in favour of the Human Rights Act is to tailor it more towards British needs and traditions. Examples of this include what some critics have labelled as perverse judgements such as the ruling against allowing radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada to be deported to face charges and the blanket ban on UK prisoners being eligible to vote being deemed as unlawful.
Leaving the Council of Europe could be the only choice then, one which doesn’t particularly scream progress. It could divide the nation if it goes through; therefore why go through with it all? At the end of the day Human Rights is an immensely complicated subject and one that perhaps does need a reform in ways in how we deal with deportation of extremists. But it needs to be done with a vote including all the nations in the Council of Europe, by taking the matter in our own hands we run the risk of becoming divided.
If you want to stop this legislation from going through there is a petition you can sign here.