The European Court of Human Rights has lost its legitimacy in the UK by doing things that frankly the people of this country and their elected representatives do not want.
“This is not an issue that unites the Coalition. The Conservative Party’s intention is to go into the next election with an absolutely clear plan for change.
“And it is absolutely clear Parliament has the sovereign right to implement that change.
“We have been looking at a number of options, of which leaving the Convention is one.
“It’s not the only option we are considering and we will be bringing forward plans in the next few weeks.
“Later next year we will publish a draft Bill which will set out precisely how that legal change will take place.
“We will have a clear plan for reform which we will implement in government if we are successful at the election.”
– Chris Grayling, Justice Secretary of the UK
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