Andrew Neil mocked Labours call for the European charter of Fundamental rights to be put into British law
Discussing the charter on the BBC’s Daily Politics, Neil said: “The Labour Party says it wants to incorporate the European charter of fundamental rights into UK law, not the European Court based in Strasbourg.
“Yet, this was the charter which in power Labour said would have no more significance than the Beano and wouldn’t really involve Britain, and yet you now want to write it into UK law – why?”
Another of Labour’s former Europe ministers, Douglas Alexander, who was also appearing on the programme was left to defend the demands.
Mr Alexander said the charter had taken on a “greater modern significance” than when the comments were made in 2000.
He added: “For example, you’ve already had Philip Hammond, the influential Chancellor of the Exchequer, threatening a North Atlantic Singapore – employment rights would be reduced as a result.”
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