The talk of coming out of the ECHR is all hot air because rights are natural and inalienable, it would therefore mean that these rights are not rights but privileges. 1,245 more words
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The Queen, who will become the country’s longest serving monarch on September 9th, has just delivered her 62nd Queen’s speech. The last time she did so for a Conservative-only Government was in the mid 1990s when John Major was in power. 611 more words
Okay, prime minister David Cameron isn’t planning to scrap human rights in Britain (I hope). The plan, which was (i’m told) in the Conservative election manifesto, is to dilute Britain’s obligations under the Convention on Human Rights, in particular to withdraw from the European Court of Human Rights, and to create a British Court of Human Rights to enforce whatever rights the government decides all humans deserve (which, to judge from the Conservatives’ record, doesn’t seem too appealing). 299 more words
The Tories aren’t getting rid of the whole concept of human rights, but they aren’t scrapping the act for ‘legislative control’ either
The Machiavellian figure of Michael Gove is strangely likeable in some anti-hero way (for me at least). 592 more words
This question has been asked, apparently in all seriousness, by a landowner* in a recent Spectator article.
A lot could be said about that article. I will restrict myself to one point in this blog, namely taking one straw man set up by the writer of the article, making sure the straw is nice and dry, adding something flammable, then setting fire to it. 258 more words