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My Lords, like I think every previous speaker in the debate, I regard the repeal of our Human Rights Act as a backward and indeed reactionary step which would greatly harm this country. Only one other country in Europe, Belarus, has hitherto repealed human rights legislation, and I do not think we particularly want to keep company like that. It is worth pointing out, as have various other...
My Lords, was not one of the important consequences of the American war of independence that it stimulated political and constitutional reform in this country? Perhaps we could commemorate the event in that way.
My Lords, I rise very briefly to say why—my Whip may not be too happy to hear this—I wish to vote for the amendment from the noble and learned Lord, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, which I know is not the view of my party at present. I think the distance between central institutions in London, such as the Bank of England, is far too great. We have not really taken account of the mechanics of...
Entered the House of Lords on 12 July 2000
Positions held at time of appointment: Research Professor, University College of Swansea (from Number 10 press release)