Brexiteer ridiculed for ‘stunning hypocrisy’ after moaning that lockdown goes against ‘European human rights’ laws
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A Brexiteer sparked ridicule by claiming national lockdown measures are an infringement of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Buckinghamshire MP Steve Baker told BBC’s Today programme: Steve Baker hasn't always been as keen on the European Convention on Human Rights.

This is a major infringement on a right to a family life. I'm looking at the European Convention on Human Rights as I speak to you.

People were quick to point out the irony.

Steve Baker hasn't always been as keen on the European Convention on Human Rights.

The convention is incorporated into UK domestic law under the Human Rights Act 1998, which Steve Baker personally voted to repeal in 2016.

Andrew Adonis tweeted

Did I just catch Steve Baker on Today using the European Convention on Human Rights to criticise the lockdown?

The same Steve Baker who wants us to repeal the ECHR?

Others also ridiculed Baker.

He was accused of “stunning hypocrisy”. 

It’s also worth noting that lockdown measures in response to a deadly pandemic aren’t a violation of human rights.

Although travel and visitation is restricted, people are allowed to live with their families. The point of restricting our activity is keeping them safe.

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