The Tory Bill of Rights in a nutshell

Courtesy of Liberty, here’s an ‘infographic’ explaining the Conservative Party’s new Bill of Rights, and a few of the things that are wrong with it:


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  1. jaypot2012 October 3, 2014 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    And when the British courts make their rulings on whatever, the government just ignore them, nothing new there then!

  2. Charles Loft October 3, 2014 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    I have emailed Ed Miliband and sent this to Nick Clegg and to you.

    We HAVE to get this across Facebook and the UK ASAP. Something we all NEED to know. The Conservatives wish LIMIT the use of human rights laws to the very most serious cases. The use of the new law would be limited to cases that involve criminal law and the liberty of an individual, the right to property. So any welfare abuses would be immediately struck out by Courts. It would be impossible to contest the vile IDS in the Courts. So glad I found this. As always, the Devil is in the detail. our supposed ‘rights’ would be totally meaningless mostly, as we WOULDN’T be able to act to try to uphold them. Page 6

    It would be a Human Rights Charter for the very wealthy and NO-ONE else

    Please Mike do everything you can to get this information to as many Human Rights Organisations UK wise and abroad as possible, and I should think the EU Human Rights Commission, and likewise for the UN.

    To say they have over-stepped the mark this time would be my biggest understatement ever.

    • Mike Sivier October 3, 2014 at 10:24 pm - Reply

      I fear the EU and UN may be unlikely to do anything until this has become law – although I may be wrong. Couldn’t hurt to ask.

  3. Jane Young October 4, 2014 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    I can’t find this excellent Infographic on the Liberty website. Could you provide the url – thanks ;)

  4. Suzanne Smith October 4, 2014 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    Many countries have a codified written constitution as their highest law, that other laws have to comply with to protect natural rights. In Britain all we have is Parliamentary sovereignty, where Acts of Parliament are the highest law, so that to take away any rights we had previously they can just make another Act. The nearest thing we have to a document protecting natural rights that other laws have to comply with is the HRA 1998 that incorporated the European Convention on Human Rights into UK law, which was written by mostly British lawyers after WW2. The fact the Conservative Party want to take that away makes me believe they want to launch their biggest attack yet against anybody who doesn’t want to be a slave for their upper class and corporate donors. Sad how Tory propaganda media manages to convince idiots to agree with nobody in Britain having human rights by using a couple of extremist preachers, when there are already exceptions for national security. It’s nothing to do with them, and everything to do with the Tories wanting to mistreat British people. Such as when they used the police with batons as their personal army against those protesting their undemocratic policies.

  5. casalealex October 8, 2014 at 10:38 pm - Reply

    So what else could Cameron and his Tories achieve in a second term?

    a. The repeal of the Human Rights Act to be replaced by a seriously watered down Bill of Rights which shall not hold the government to account. This may also require the UK to withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights and thus the European Council and the International Criminal Court.
    b. The complete privatisation of all non-core governmental services.
    c. The withdrawal of the UK from the EU.
    d. Draconian immigration policies and regulations.
    e. The deregulation of the financial sector.
    f. The removal of all remaining employment rights and the crushing of the last unions.

    This neo-liberal agenda would deliver billions of pounds in profits for the mega corporations at the taxpayers’ expense. It would drive down wages and further increase the wealth gap between rich and poor. Services would be seriously reduced in availability and quality as each would be run to maximise profit for the providers’ shareholders.

    Welcome to the US of A folks!

    • Mike Sivier October 8, 2014 at 11:30 pm - Reply

      There would also be serious health repercussions for the people doing the actual work, who would not have a NATIONAL health SERVICE to protect them. Before long, it seems likely the new system will crash because the many subjugated workers simply won’t have the strength to support the few parasites any more.

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