The Sun just keeps getting it wrong on human rights

Last Updated: August 4, 2014By

With the May 2015 General Election looming, the battle for the future of human rights in the UK is hotting up. The Prime Minister has just sacked his long-standing Attorney General apparently because he disagreed with a mooted Tory manifesto policy which would, he rightly suggested, breach the UK’s international law obligations.

Meanwhile, over on what used to be Fleet Street,we can expect plenty of human rights misinformation and misrepresentation, as per usual. The Sun, a longterm offender, has been at it again with two recent articles. I thought it would be useful to respond in a bit of detail as they contain a number of common misrepresentations. And because they are behind a paywall, the usual army of Twitter fact checkers are left somewhat powerless.

Read the rest on the UK Human Rights Blog.


  1. Steve grant August 5, 2014 at 5:44 am - Reply

    You actually bother to read that comic?

    • Mike Sivier August 5, 2014 at 8:09 am - Reply

      No. It’s someone else’s article.

  2. jaypot2012 August 5, 2014 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    The Sun never gets it wrong…

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