16 MAR 2011
By Macer Hall | Daily Express
COALITION ministers are set to dash hopes of Britain opting out of European human rights laws, it emerged last night.
The Government is expected to set up a commission to look at meddling by the European Court of Human Rights over issues such as allowing prisoners to vote, which are deeply opposed by many Tory MPs.
But Lib Dem Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is understood to have won an agreement to stop the commission even considering the possibility of withdrawing from the European Convention on Human Rights.
Tory backbencher Peter Bone said: “This will not satisfy Conservative MPs. I thought the point was to look at withdrawing from the European Court of Human Rights and replace it with a British Bill of Rights. If that is not going to happen, what is the point of the commission?”
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