‘Labour must join forces with the Tories to help eject Qatada’Posted: April 3, 2013
Source: express.co.uk(Jimmy McCloskey)
Writing in a newspaper comment piece, Mr Grayling said the system had gone “badly wrong” in preventing the deportation of a man “who so obviously despises what we stand for”.
He called on Labour to support “radical reform” of human rights laws, adding: “We have given up far too much of our own sovereignty.
“We have given up too many of our democratic rights. We need to reverse the changes.”
Some high-profile Labour politicians including ex-Home Secretary John Reid have said the Qatada fiasco is making a mockery of human rights laws.
However the Human Rights Act, passed by Tony Blair in 1998, is seen as unalterable by many Labour MPs.
Mr Grayling’s plea comes a week after the Appeal Court ruled Qatada could not be deported to Jordan over fears he would be denied a fair trial.