It seems very odd that people are claiming to be surprised at the Conservative Government’s announcement that it is scrapping the Human Rights Act.
They have been planning it for years and, if you voted Tory in 2015 (which, in statistical terms, is unlikely if you’re a reader of This Blog), then you gave it your full support.
The plan is to remove your legal guarantee to the following rights:
It would be replaced by a ‘British Bill of Rights’, listing what Theresa May’s Conservatives think you deserve. Previous drafts have been criticised because they were more about what you couldn’t do – resulting in its being labelled the ‘Bill of Wrongs’.
Vox Political has published a large amount of information on Conservative plans for your human rights. You can browse through it here.
And the ever-readable Sue Jones provides her insights on the current situation here.
Please read as much material on this as you can.
This plan must be fought – and we all need to know what we’re fighting.
While the mainstream media joined Richard Branson’s smear campaign against Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn, the Conservative government dropped a bombshell. It is going to scrap the Human Rights Act.
On Wednesday 24 August, the front pages of almost every national newspaper – from The Telegraph to The Guardian– were railing against one thing, Traingate. Despite the fact that all of these outlets regularly report the plights of commuters on packed trains – commuters who have paid thousands of pounds a year for a season ticket which fails to guarantee them the dignity of a seat – suddenly this was all forgotten.
What they failed to mention was the most authoritarian and regressive decision taken by a UK government in modern history: the decision to push ahead with the scrapping of the Human Rights Act.
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