UK will change human rights laws if needed for terror fight – Theresa May

UK raises threat level after Manchester terror attack

UK Prime Minister, Theresa May has said she will change human rights laws if they “get in the way” of tackling terror suspects.

She said this would help “restrict the freedom and movements” of those posing a threat and deport foreign suspects.

The UK could seek opt-outs from the European Convention on Human Rights, which it has abided by since 1953.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the UK would not beat terrorism “by ripping up basic rights” while the Lib Dems said it was a “cynical” pre-election move.

Ahead of Thursday’s general election, rival parties have been criticising the Tories over police cuts following the terror attacks in London and Manchester.

Speaking after the London attack, Mrs. May said “enough is enough” and that “things need to change” in the terror fight.

In an interview with The Sun, Mrs. May said she would also consider extending the time suspects could be held without charge to 28 days, after it was reduced to 14 days in 2011 under the coalition.

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