Sunday, May 10, 2015

Michael Gove will oversee plans to abolish Human Rights Act

Michael Gove, the UK's Justice Secretary with his friend Greville Janner and a boy

Michael Gove appointed Justice Secretary in David Cameron’s cabinet

Michael Gove is making a dramatic return to front-line political combat as David Cameron puts him in charge of Conservative plans to abolish the Human Rights Act.

In the latest moves in the Cabinet reshuffle, the Prime Minister appointed Mr Gove to the post of Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor, which is set to be one of the highest profile positions in the new government.

Mr Gove was demoted to Conservative Chief Whip – a back-room role – last year after antagonising teachers with his radical reforms to schools during his time as Education Secretary.