Margaret Thatcher visited David Cameron in No 10 last week. Let's hope the Iron Lady gave him some advice on the importance of keeping one's promises - especially when it comes to the Human Rights Act.
By Marina Kim
Thatcher's position on the act is clear: it has to be scrapped. In her book 'Statecraft' she says: "The basic principle has to be re-established that where national security is deemed to be at stake the government of the day should have the power to act swiftly to protect it.
"At the very minimum, the provisions of the Human Rights Act should be formally excluded from applying to detention, deportation and asylum cases where the national interest is involved."
That is exactly what many Conservative supporters want to hear from Cameron - a strong stance on an important and urgent issue. In fact it was one of the ten key pledges of the Conservatives' manifesto to replace the Human Rights Act with a UK Bill of Rights.
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