June 22, 2022
Commenting, Alp Mehmet, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said:
Any reform designed to inject common sense into the operation of human rights law is welcome.
It is deeply concerning that exploitation of these provisions has undermined our ability to tackle illegal boat crossings and that dangerous criminals have been allowed to remain in the UK, threatening public safety.
If the measures now proposed do not succeed and it becomes clear that the only way of protecting UK families and enforcing our own borders is to leave the European Convention on Human Rights, then that is what the Government should do.