29 Feb newsletter.co.uk I Attorney General: Brexit could improve rights
Attorney General: Brexit could improve rights
Attorney General John Larkin has dismissed suggestions that leaving the EU could undermine human rights and has argued that leaving Europe could actually enhance protections for fundamental liberties.
In a characteristically blunt speech today, Mr Larkin was repeatedly scathing about the actions and unaccountable nature of the EU’s supreme court, the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, which rules on questions of compliance with EU law.
The Attorney General’s comments came just hours after Prime Minister David Cameron was due to fly to Belfast to make the case for the UK remaining within the EU.
Speaking at a conference in Belfast organised by the Centre for Democracy and Peace, Mr Larkin delivered a withering assessment of the Luxembourg court.