"In order for the convention on human rights to work, ti is dependent on group pressure. If the UK will not observe and promote its terms, why should other member states?" Finally, someone talking about human rights who recognises that there is a general good beyond narrow self-interest. This is, remarkably, a Conservative MP., Dominic Grieve is a QC who was sacked from the government last year because he was opposed to scrapping the Human Rights Act. Back in parliament but not in office, he sticks to his guns and reminds us all that we have wider obligations beyond soundbites and the opinion polls. It would be nice to think that there are a few more like him, willing to put their heads above the parapet.