Daily Mail has attacked the Human Rights Act whilst also seeking to shelter behind it

Rafał Trzaskowski, the Polish minister who has called for the UK government and media to provide this country’s electorate with fair and accurate information about the meaning of a departure from the European Union, need look no further than the Daily Mail to see how our media behave.

As a recent article by Inforrm’s Blog shows clearly, the Mail is happy to twist the facts whichever way best suits that paper’s editors and owners – in this case regarding the Human Rights Act.

The principle applies to any other major issue; people in the UK would be far better-off researching the facts for themselves than trusting a right-wing press that is biased in favour of a right-wing government and its own interests.

The Daily Mail has been reassuring its readers that the delay in the repeal of the Human Rights Act (HRA) will not be indefinite and is just a matter of getting the detail right. “This is going to happen,” it quoted a government source as saying. “We will deliver it – but we are not going to be rushed.”

Getting rid of the HRA has been a Mail cause for several years. The paper accuses the Act of “undermining the sovereignty of Parliament and our judicial system”. It also denounces the European Convention on Human Rights, which the HRA incorporates into British law, as “a charter for criminals and politically-correct interest groups”.

The paper’s actions in relation to the Act, however, have not always matched these expressions of disgust and revulsion. Even in recent years the Mail has been content to seek the shelter of the Human Rights Act in court, and to threaten to use it against others. And it has also enjoyed the benefit of rulings arising from the Act – though without necessarily giving credit where it was due.

The Daily Mail actually tried to use the Human Rights Act to gag whistleblowers.

Source: Daily Mail has attacked the Human Rights Act whilst also seeking to shelter behind it – Brian Cathcart | Inforrm’s Blog

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5 thoughts on “Daily Mail has attacked the Human Rights Act whilst also seeking to shelter behind it

  1. Pete B

    When I see someone reading the Daily Mail,I think the reader must be a Swivel Eyed Loon.As one of CMD spads once said.They are surely not in their right mind to read the hateful bilge that the Mail serves up daily.

    1. Tony Dean

      I don’t mind people reading the Daily Mail, I worry about the people who believe what they read in it.

  2. chriskitcher

    Sadly if in this country we had an educated electorate instead of the dogma fed individuals that we they would see this rotten little racist rag for what it really is. Unfortunately you can take fools to the truth but they will believe whatever some rich b*****d at the Mail chooses to publish.

  3. nightentity

    What really gets my goat is the fact that a great many in this country never bother verifying what they read and hear. All the information (truth) is online instead these ‘people’ would rather believe what they see in front of them than actually bother doing a little research themselves,Yes I rely heavily on sites/blogs like yours,yet I will still look up anything about the subject at hand so as to be able to form a fuller perspective. After all this affects me now and will affect these ‘others’ if and when they or a member of their family becomes a victim.Britain has become so dumbed down that I don’t have much hope for any ones future here. x

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