Coalition scraps plan to replace Human Right Act

Here’s another piece of Conservative baggage thrown overboard. Ken Clarke finding himself Justice Secretary would have done it anyway in a minority government. No longer to be an add-on to a Tory Bill, what now is the fate of an NI Bill of Rights?

Former BBC journalist and manager in Belfast, Manchester and London, Editor Spolight; Political Editor BBC NI; Current Affairs Commissioning editor BBC Radio 4; Editor Political and Parliamentary Programmes, BBC Westminster; former London Editor Belfast Telegraph. Hon Senior Research Fellow, The Constitution Unit, Univ Coll. London