The Daily Telegraph, August 9
Rishi Sunak will face calls from up to a third of his Cabinet to put leaving the European Convention on Human Rights at the heart of the Tory election campaign if migrant deportation flights to Rwanda are blocked by the courts.
David Jones, a former Cabinet minister, said: “The Government should be making an approach to the Council of Europe for the negotiation of the ECHR. It is not appropriate for the circumstances that we are seeing in the early part of the 21st century.
“The Council of Europe might be receptive to such a negotiation but, if they were not, the Government must take steps in domestic legislation to disapply elements of the Convention that are making it impossible to control our own borders.”
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