Etter å ha hatt et svare strev med å få Abu Qatada utvist fra Storbritannia, tar innenriksminister Theresa May nå til orde for at landet må holde muligheten åpen for å si opp den europeiske menneskerettighetskonvensjonen.

May said his removal had taken 12 years and cost over £1.7m in legal fees: «That is not acceptable to the public, and it is not acceptable to me. We must make sure it never happens again.»

She said she had repeatedly made clear her view that the Human Rights Act should be scrapped.

«We must also consider our relationship with the European court very carefully, and I believe that all options – including withdrawal from the convention altogether – should remain on the table.


The Guardian: Theresa May criticises human rights convention after Abu Qatada affair