So a group of Tory Ministers such as Theresa May and Chris Grayling want to withdraw from the Council of Europe and the European Convention on Human Rights if the Tories win the General Election in 2015 (Tory Ministers plot British pullout from European Convention on human rights, 4 March).
There is only one European country outside the Council of Europe – Belarus which is often described as Europe’s last dictatorship.
There is an old saying that you can judge people by the company they keep.
Terry Davis, Ex-secretary-general, Council of Europe
(Published Guardian 6 March 2013)