Cynicism is the product of political experience. Just reflect on this;
Home Secretary Theresa May uses an interview with The Sunday Telegraph to warn that the European Human Rights Act is hampering the Home Office’s struggle to deport dangerous foreign criminals and terrorist suspects. “I’d personally like to see the Human Rights Act go because I think we have had some problems with it,” she says.
The Home Secretary’s words will be cheered by many Conservative MPs as well as Tory ministers across Whitehall.
However, they are likely to be greeted with dismay by leading Liberal Democrats, some of whom have signalled the future of the Coalition would be under threat if any serious action was taken against the Act, which incorporates the European Convention on Human Rights into UK law.
May inserts the word “personally” into her comment for one specific reason. The Conservative Party has NO intention of removing the toxic Human Rights Act. It knows that to do so would means to risk the fall of the Coalition – with Nick Clegg and co prepared to fall on their sword in order to ensure the perverse criminal charters of a HMR continues. So May is simple providing a little red meat for the natives, who will lap it up, and after the Conservative Conference has faded, the wicked Human Rights Act will remain.