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Human Rights Act could hamper Bill of Rights plans

25 January 2011 Last updated at 14:09 GMT

Existing legislation could tie politicians in a knot if they try to introduce a British Bill of Rights.

Labour and the Liberal Democrats looked at a written constitution in their manifestos. The Conservatives did not, but do want to replace the Human Rights Acts with a Bill of Rights.

Giles Dilnot spoke to Conservative MPs Dominic Raab and Jesse Norman while escapologist Merlin helped him unravel potential problems.

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