Former Conservative Attorney General, Sir Geoffrey Cox MP, has issued a warning about Britain’s place in the ECHR while speaking with GB News’ political editor Christopher Hope.
Christopher began by asking: “What’s your advice to members of the Tory right as they seek to amend the Aranda Bill next month?”
“I think there are areas where we could certainly examine the wording of the bill, but I think we can’t fundamentally alter its structure,” said Cox.
“I think that the structure is carefully calculated to maximise the prospects of it getting through the House of Lords and surviving in the courts.
Hope then asked about the UK’s place in the ECHR, saying: “Pulling out of the European Court of Human Rights could be a big one of the next election for many on the right. It’s unfinished business from Brexit. You’re a Brexiteer, of course, the Attorney General during Theresa May’s time. What’s your advice to your colleagues?
“Well, I’ve never considered that the European Convention on Human Rights has some kind of sacred status. I’m consistently on record as having advocated a British Bill of Rights for many years.
“I would be reluctant to reach the conclusion because of the complications that surround it with the Good Friday Agreement. But I think the momentum will be irresistible if this bill is frustrated and impeded in the House of Lords or elsewhere.”