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It is such a pleasure reading your article which sets out with clarity the current state pertaining to the threat of withdrawal from the ECHR rights afforded to citizens. Should the PM not be cognisant of his priorities to preserve basic human rights values rather than spout out soundbites in his desperate attempts to clamour for power?

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Thank you. I'll treat that as a rhetorical question.

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Nice one, Joshua (echoing Buckland’s intervention): how indeed to so much as even feign to tackle the Good Friday conundrum if once (inanely) embarked upon the process of leaving the ECHR? That once said, I STILL yearn for good to come from this Court ruling. It is greatly to be hoped that we of the U.K. citizenry demonstrate our demands for measures to combat global warning risks through all peaceful, democratic means- AND through personal example. I am personally embarrassed about how little I had done or even seriously thought about this over decades but now and as graphic instances:

we arrived here from Birmingham in our (painfully modest) second home in remotest Sicily BY TRAIN and by ferry - two full days, rather than flying- and every time we resort to using our car (half owned with one daughter and son in law) it is after satisfying ourselves that there is no viable option - with a hierarchy of shanks’s pony, bicycle, bus or train and/or a combination- per each journey. Self- righteous? Not at all; rather in atonement for all those years when we should have been doing more.

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