Varadkar says he’s concerned ‘to see UK disengaging from the world’ – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Varadkar says he’s concerned ‘to see UK disengaging from the world’




The Irish Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar, has expressed his concerns that the UK is becoming increasingly isolated from the global community, reports Breaking News.

He made his comments after hearing some of the Conservative Party conference’s discussions about leaving the European Convention on Human Rights, which he described as not reflecting the Britain he knows.

Mr. Varadkar stated these remarks during his visit to Spain, where he attended a European Political Community meeting with the UK Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak.

He said: “The Britain, the United Kingdom that I love and admire is the country of the Magna Carta, the country that founded a parliamentary democracy and the country that helped to write the European Convention on Human Rights. “And it does bother me to see the United Kingdom disengaging from the world, whether it’s reducing its budget for international aid, whether it’s leaving the European Union, and now even talking about withdrawing from the European Convention on Human Rights, that’s not the Britain I know,” reports Breaking News.

The Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Act was passed despite opposition.

Mr Varadkar added: “We will certainly discuss the issue of the UK legacy legislation. That’s something the Irish government is very opposed to, so are the victims’ groups, so are the five main parties in Northern Ireland. We believe it is potentially a contravention of the European Convention on Human Rights and certainly I will be saying that to the Prime Minister,” reports Breaking News.

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