Regarding your front page article (‘PM faces backlash from all sides over new bill’, The Yorkshire Post, July 14), there should be no backlash from anyone for getting rid of this most abused piece of legislation which has gone a long way towards destroying the British justice system.
This country never had, nor needed, such legislation, until Tony Blair signed it into law without the Commons actually voting on it. The only people using this legislation have been some of the most vile criminals this country has ever seen.
Surely everyone must remember that David Cameron put scraping the Human Rights Act in his 2015 manifesto, but even he must have known that he could not do this while the UK was a member of his beloved EU.
The question asked on June 23 last year was “Do you want to leave the EU, or Do you want to stay in the EU? There was no mention of keeping parts of it and no mention of it being only advisory. The people of this country voted to leave by a clear margin, and the Government and Opposition should now do as they were informed and stop trying to overturn, change or cancel that decision.
This means leaving entirely, the single market, the custom union, the CFP, the CAP and everything where the EU has supremacy over the UK Government.
As negotiations continue with Guy Verhofstadt and Michel Barnier, who seem hell bent on punishing the UK for leaving the EU, these two previously unknown non-entities make ever more stupid demands. Our negotiators should tell them that there will be no so-called divorce payment of any amount, and that the ECJ will not be allowed to make any rulings concerning people who live in Britain.
The referendum was about taking back British control of our laws, our borders, and our money, and this should preclude any EU institution from ever again interfering in British affairs. That is what we voted for, we knew what we were voting for, and nothing else will do.
From: Bob Watson, Baildon.
THE details of the Great Repeal Bill, as part of the Brexit proposals, include the scrapping of European human rights legislation, and an abrupt end to the influence of the European Courts of Justice (The Yorkshire Post, July 14).
It seems that the campaign groups Liberty and Amnesty International will probably be opposed to such a move. That, in itself, is surely all the more reason to consider it the right way forward.