‘Makes me fume with ANGER!’ Richard Tice rages over ECHR ‘insanities’ as Rishi Sunak rules out quitting

‘Makes me fume with ANGER!’ Richard Tice rages over ECHR ‘insanities’ as Rishi Sunak rules out quitting

Richard Tice fumes at Rishi Sunak

Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman

Published: 06/12/2023

- 21:15

Sunak has ruled out quitting the ECHR despite pressure from the Tory right

Richard Tice has hit out at the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR), saying it makes him “fume with anger” that Britain continues to abide by certain rulings.

It comes after Rishi Sunak ruled out opting out of the court despite growing pressure from the Tory right.

Suella Braverman, who was sacked by Sunak as Home Secretary last month, urged the PM to ignore the ECHR and other human rights law or face “electoral oblivion”.

Speaking on GB News, Reform UK leader Richard Tice said he is “fuming with anger” at the Government continuing to abide by the court’s rulings.

Richard Tice

Richard Tice has hit out at Rishi Sunak


“I don’t know about you folks, but it makes me fume with anger that the human rights of the rapists and the murderers appears to override the human rights of us taxpaying, hardworking British citizens”, he said.

Braverman suggested the human rights framework in place produces “insanities”.


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“The public would scarcely believe it”, she told MPs in Parliament.

“Foreign terrorists we can’t deport because of their human rights. Terrorists we have to let back in because of their human rights.

“Foreign rapists and paedophiles who should have been removed but are released back into the community only to re-offend?

“Yep, because of their human rights. The Conservative party faces electoral oblivion in a matter of months if we introduce yet another bill destined to fail.”

New Rwanda legislation attempts to enable Parliament to deem Rwanda a safe destination and address the concerns that saw the Supreme Court rule Mr Sunak’s flagship asylum policy unlawful.

The draft Bill, published on Wednesday, compels judges to treat the East African nation as a safe country after the Supreme Court ruled the scheme was unlawful over risks to refugees.

The legislation, which must be voted on by Parliament, gives ministers the powers to disregard sections of the Human Rights Act.

But it does not go as far as providing powers to dismiss the European Convention on Human Rights, as hardliners including sacked home secretary Suella Braverman have demanded.

The Prime Minister said the legislation will ensure his flagship asylum scheme “cannot be stopped” as he battles the issue of small boat crossings of the Channel.

“Through this new landmark emergency legislation we will control our borders, deter people taking perilous journeys across the channel and end the continuous legal challenges filling our courts,” Sunak said.

“And we will disapply sections of the Human Rights Act from the key parts of the Bill, specifically in the case of Rwanda, to ensure our plan cannot be stopped.”

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