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Boris Johnson set to opt out of human rights laws

telegraph.co.uk

Britain is preparing to opt out of major parts of European human rights laws, risking an explosive new row with the EU . Boris Johnson's aides and ministers are drawing up proposals to severely curb the use of human rights laws in areas in which judges have "overreached". The plans under discussion include opt-outs from the Human Rights Act, which could prevent many migrants and asylum seekers from using the legislation to avoid deportation and protect British soldiers against claims relating to overseas operations. The Act allows British courts to apply the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). The move sets up a major new confrontation with the EU, which has been demanding that the U...

Ed Miliband revels in making Boris Johnson look like a second-rate conman | Politics

theguardian.com

Standing in for Keir Starmer, the ex-Labour leader demolished Johnson’s rambling defence of his internal market bill. Y ou could have been forgiven for imagining you were lost in a 2019 time warp. The House of Commons debating the Brexit withdrawal bill, nearly a year after that very bill had been passed. A bill that had been negotiated by the prime minister, declared “an oven-ready triumph” by the prime minister and on which he had won an 80-seat majority at the general election after promising a despairing country that he would “Get Brexit Done”. On the plus side, though, we were treated to one of the best speeches of this and recent parliaments from Ed Miliband as he comprehensively rippe...

Brexit: Tony Blair and John Major urge MPs to reject bill - BBC News

bbc.co.uk

Image caption Sir John Major and Tony Blair have joined critics opposing the government's proposed Internal Market Bill Ex-Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Sir John Major have urged MPs to reject the "shameful" attempt to override parts of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. The two have accused the government of "embarrassing" the UK by seeking the power to change the details of a treaty agreed last year with the EU. MPs will begin debating the contentious Internal Market Bill on Monday. A senior minister said the ex-PMs weren't "close" to the process and the UK was in a unprecedented situation. Justice Secretary Robert Buckland said the powers being sought by ministers to amend aspects of the N...