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89% of people in the UK think scrapping the Human Rights Act is a bad idea

Discussion in 'Personal' started by monicabilongame, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter


    A leak has revealed that Michael Gove will unveil a new British Bill Of Rights, to replace the Human Rights Act, before Christmas. The Justice Minister is reportedly also seeking a “crackdown” on the so-called “human rights industry,” introducing measures intended to reduce the compensation individuals can win from public bodies following human rights claims.

    Human rights groups have described the Government’s desire to scrap the Human Rights Act “destructive”. The Ministry of Justice claimed the details leaked over the weekend were “speculation”.

    PM David Cameron seems oblivious to the fact that Human Rights are not objects to be bartered away. They arose from struggles that were begun long ago, by past generations who gave their lives for these rights to be enshrined in our laws.
  2. Memphismojo

    Memphismojo Established commenter

  3. VanEyssen

    VanEyssen Established commenter

    They would. It's their job. It's what they get paid for.
  4. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

  5. Memphismojo

    Memphismojo Established commenter

    Pretty much all over.
  6. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    Could you give an example?
  7. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Bit vague

    Try a link to one example...
  8. Memphismojo

    Memphismojo Established commenter

    An example is pretty much all over.
  9. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    lol. Thought you couldn't.
  10. Memphismojo

    Memphismojo Established commenter

    Not really when it's pretty much all over.

    Just one when it's pretty much all over?
  11. Memphismojo

    Memphismojo Established commenter

    Then you thought wrong. Lol
  12. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Oh, you made it up.

  13. Memphismojo

    Memphismojo Established commenter

    Ah yes. Yet another industry.
  14. Memphismojo

    Memphismojo Established commenter

    Not when it's pretty much all over

  15. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Wait, Gove is in charge of it?

    Oh goodie... so it'll be **** then yes?

    Hmmm... Rights should be moved out of public hands. Private monitoring of rights is best.

    Rights chains set up with data checking the effective usage of rights.

    Free rights, maybe local groups who feel their rights aren't appreciated, established.

    Ofright set up, to monitor, sponsored by Pearson.

    And eventually the privatisation of rights, got enough dosh? You get to buy the rights you wish to use. Freedom of speech? 10p a word. No worries mate.
  16. Memphismojo

    Memphismojo Established commenter

    What happens if there's a hostile takeover?
  17. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Rights will be transferred to another rights administrator chain [but not back into public hands].

    A rightsmarket could be set up in London, next to the stock market! As long as the NRA don't turn up with alien rights we'll be OK!
  18. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    I am sure the UK can get along perfectly well with a set of UK agreed general Human Rights principles. I trust European judges and politicians considerably less than domestic ones and it is European judges who effectively make new laws based on their interpretation of loose statements.
    One side of the argument is here:
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  19. VanEyssen

    VanEyssen Established commenter

    Private monitoring is what we have already. Always has been.
  20. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    See, Gove has his support base already!

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