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Tuesday 15th May 2012 | 19:09
Sadiq Khan MP, Labour's Shadow Justice Secretary, commenting on the discussion of a British Bill of Rights in today's Justice Questions, said:
“Ken Clarke is in Russia, doesn’t come to the Commons for Justice Questions, and then his stand-in minister lets the cat out of the bag on the Tories' British Bill of Rights. All along, it’s been clear that their desire to unpick Labour’s Human Rights Act and replace it with a Bill of Rights is meaningless, and nothing more than red meat for the restless Tory backbenchers.
"Today, in the Commons, Shailesh Vara confirmed a Bill of Rights would be no different whatsoever to the Human Rights Act. Our human rights legislation deserves better than the playing of silly party political games.”