In response to the Conservatives’ announcement of their plans to scrap the Human Rights Act and break the link between British courts and the European Court of Human Rights, Liberal Democrat Justice Minister Simon Hughes said:
“The Conservatives don’t care about the rights of British citizens, they care about losing to UKIP. These plans make no sense – you can’t protect the human rights of Brits and pull out of the system that protects them.
“Europe’s human rights laws were designed by British lawyers to reflect British values of justice, tolerance and decency.
“Liberal Democrats have always been 100% clear that we will not allow the Tories to take away the hard-won human rights of British people when in the UK or anywhere else in Europe.”