PM pressured on rights act
DAVID CAMERON has come under pressure from Tory backbenchers to defy his Liberal Democrat coalition partners and press ahead with the abolition of the controversial Human Rights Act.
The Prime Minister insisted there would be no "lurch to the right" in the wake of the Tories' drubbing in the Eastleigh by-election, which saw the party beaten into third place behind the UK Independence Party.
But after Justice Secretary Chris Grayling suggested the next Conservative general election manifesto would include a pledge to repeal the Human Rights Act, Mr Cameron faced calls from Tory MPs to take action immediately.
Backbencher Mark Field said if ministers failed to act, having raised the issue in public, they would simply fuel the disillusionment of voters.
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