17 Apr British Public Opinion Turning Against European Convention on Human Rights
I know these polls might not reflect a whole lot of deliberation or thoughtfulness, but still, it is amazing to me:
Nearly three quarters of Britons think human rights have become a ‘charter for criminals’, a poll has revealed.
It showed a strong majority of 72 per cent hold negative views about the role of human rights laws.
Only one in six said human rights had not become a charter for criminals and the undeserving.
This is not a good trend for the ECHR and it would be interesting to see if this type of popular opinion will make a difference in UK policy or reform of its implementation of the ECHR.