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‘You don’t understand how the EU works!’ Theresa May blasted after pro-Brussels speech

25 Apr

Labour peer Lord Falconer, who previously served as Tony Blair’s Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary, also accused Mrs May of being “ignorant” of EU law.

The pro-EU campaigner said: “That is so ignorant, so illiberal, so misguided.

“Ignorant because you have to be a member of the ECHR to be a member of the EU. The EU itself agrees to abide to the ECHR.

“Illiberal because there has to be a source external to a government determining what human rights are.

“And misguided because it will so damage the standing of the UK – the country that above all plays by the rules and that is going around the world saying we should comply as a world with human rights.”

Labour’s shadow home secretary Andy Burnham said  leaving the ECHR would be a “backward step”.

He added: “What a terrible message to send to the world. Will fight May’s plans all the way.”

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