They’ve been threatening this for years – since before the EU referendum, in fact – but now Boris Johnson might just be the one who forces it on us:
Boris Johnson & the Tories continue to trash the UK's reputation. Now planning to opt-out of the Human Rights Act & European Convention on Human Rights: the last a perennial right-wing Brexit obsession. ECHR written into Good Friday Agreement but that doesn't stop these vandals. pic.twitter.com/IK8YUN32Bl
— Gerry Hassan (@GerryHassan) September 12, 2020
Unbelievably, some people are already rejoicing at the thought that the Tories will take away their right not to be tortured (although some disability and sickness benefit claimants would say they have ignored that right for many years now, in any case).
These people are glad that Boris Johnson wants to repeal their right to justice.
And they are glad to relinquish their right to freedom, meaning Johnson could turn them into slaves if he so desired (again, benefit claimants may suggest that the Tories have already imposed slaver on them).
How ironic that the plan is announced on the last night of the Proms, when – partly due to a campaign by Tories like Johnson supporter Jacob Rees-Mogg – sheeple were singing “Britons never, never, never shall be slaves” as though it had any meaning.
Will they be so happy when their right to hold opinions of their own is removed, and they are told they can only agree with what Dictator Johnson tells them?
Let’s be honest, the right to freedom of assembly and association has already gone. Johnson abolished that when he imposed lockdown in March.
I expect he’s looking forward to stripping you of your right to vote…
When they touted this a few years ago, the Tories said they would grant us a “Bill of Rights” instead, by which livestock such as you and I would be allowed such privileges as our rulers saw fit to grant us. Until I see the details (the Torygraph article is behind a paywall) I can’t say they’re even offering us that.
By the way: Yes – this Site has been warning you about this since 2013.
But Vox Political‘s reach is limited. Perhaps if more people read This Site, we would not have been saddled with the increasingly right-wing Tory governments we’ve had since then, culminating in the current disaster being run by Boris Johnson.
But we must not waste time laying blame. We must act to prevent yet another Tory-engineered tragedy for the people of the UK.
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