Grayling signals u-turn on prisoner votes.



The new Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has today hinted that he may be about to perform a u-turn as regards the European Court of Human Rights wanting Britain to give prisoners the vote.

Originally Mr Grayling had argued that the UK Parliament had every right not to accept a European Court of Human Rights ruling that prisoners must get the vote.

However, the Justice Secretary is now saying that there may be "consequences" for the UK's position in Europe should the judgement be defied.

The vast majority of Tory MPs oppose giving prisoners the vote and any move to do so would almost certainly tarnish Mr Grayling's reputation for being a 'tough right winger'.