Calls by Home Secretary Theresa May for the UK to leave the European Convention of Human Rights can only be achieved by leaving the EU, pointed out West Midlands MEP James Carver today.
“She has said that we must leave the ECHR but it is empty words and unachievable while we are beholden to Brussels,” said Mr Carver.
“By EU Treaty law we must be signatories of the European Convention of Human Rights and the UK is bound by its judgements. To say otherwise is misleading people or at best not to be aware of the legal truth.
“She made this statement just the day after she acknowledged that it is more difficult to control immigration while we are members of the EU.
“Theresa May now says we must leave the ECHR but fails to mention that we can only leave it if we first leave the European Union,” said Mr Carver, UKIP Euro-MP.
“There is no escape from EU control of our human rights legislation, or from domination of our law by the ECHR, as long as we remain members of the EU. If Theresa May wishes to leave the ECHR she should support Brexit which is the only way to achieve it.”
“The UK government cannot deport foreign rapists and murderers to protect its own citizens because of it which is plainly wrong,” he added..