The current and unelected British PM Theresa May however has previously made no secret of her disdain for the european court, and hinted that under a conservative government the UK might leave the ECHR (plans have already been announced to exempt the UK militart from the court's jurisdiction). May's apparent disdain for the European court stems from her time at the home office and claims the convention made it harder to act against suspected terrorists. How true that claim is we dont know but it's worth remembering that under the ECHR everyone in Britain is protected from any potential abuse by our government.
Unlike every other advanced state in the world we dont have a Bill of Rights in the UK. Legally speaking we are 'subjects' of the Crown, and when all is said and done the only legal measure actually stopping a british government from sending the army to drag any of us from our homes is the European convention on human rights.
Polls of british public opinion have consistently shown a sizeable number of people support restoring the death penalty in Britain, with the last major poll on the subject in 2014 showing nearly half the adult population in favour of bringing back hanging. Many UKIP and Conservative grassroots members support the restoration of the death penalty, indeed UKIP has recently sponsored petitions to get the matter debated in the UK parliament.
With a right wing mood on immigration seeming to hold sway - indeed the issue is dominating british politics and certainly won the referendum for the brexit campaign - what's to say similar 'popular' sentiment on capital punishment wont achieve an equally high profile and importance in the future? And if Conservative and UKIP politicians are willing to pander to this sentiment on immigration what's to say they wont do so over capital punishment? With the UK out of both the EU and the ECHR there would be nothing to stop the restoration of the death penatly in Britain if enough MPs at westminister voted for it. It really is chilling to think that the UK has embarked on a path that could see such barbarism return.