The government must justify how its proposed Bill of Rights will be different from the ECHR, says former attorney general

Parliament should consider whether the time is right to draw up a formal written constitution for the United Kingdom, the Dominic Grieve QC has opined.

Speaking at Brunel University London on controversial plans to scrap the Human Rights Act, the former attorney general said that the government's position had become more nuanced of late, with its proposals not only directed at the Strasbourg court but also against the 'predatory activities of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg'.

The idea for a new Sovereignty law - currently being fashioned by Oliver Letwin MP - that would assert UK parliamentary sovereignty over EU decisions has bee...

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