UK ready to QUIT European Convention on Human Rights

UK ready to QUIT European Convention on Human Rights which has blocked deportation of dangerous foreign criminals, setting up row with the EU and within Tory ranks Government source says that the UK 'ill uphold human rights in our way'  Dominic Cummings last year branded current system 'absolutely f***ing mad'  The convention is currently enshrined in UK law by the Human Rights Act  Tories have been pledging to replace the act since David Cameron's premiership 

By David Wilcock, Whitehall Correspondent For Mailonline

Published: 08:58 GMT, 1 March 2020 | Updated: 08:58 GMT, 1 March 2020

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Britain is ready to quit the European Convention on Human Rights which blocked the deportation of dangerous foreign criminals, setting up a row with the EU and within Tory ranks.

UK negotiators are said to be ready to reject clauses requiring the country to sign up to the set of rules in any future trade agreement with Brussels.

Critics of the ECHR, who include Home Secretary Priti Patel and Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, argue that it prevents Britain from deporting dangerous foreign criminals convicted by UK courts.

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