Tory pledge on Human Rights Act: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4765861.stm
Human rights law 'may be changed':
Considering Lord Steyn recently accused the UK government of having "authoritarian tendencies" does anyone else find this scary stuff?
(note: The ECHR was drafted in the 1950s for the express purpose of making it more difficult for governments to act in an authoritarian manner,and was a response to the extreme abuses of power that took place in the 1930s and 1940s. One of its founding fathers was a member of the French Resistance, whose parents had been exported to Nazi concentration camps.)