“I become quite alarmed when the Prime Minister and others talk about changing our human rights legislation.”
Posts Tagged: Human Rights Act
Interview: May – No, we’re not proposing leaving the ECHR. For the moment, we will look “at what else we can do”
But she confirms that Britain is leaving the ECJ’s jurisdiction, and says that there is a very clear choice on Thursday – between “me and Jeremy Corbyn”.
Our survey and the manifesto. How party members ranked the policies – from Brexit to the energy price cap. Full list.
Willingness to leave the EU with no deal, but to pay for specific programmes, is popular. Intervention in businesses and the economy is not.
Over the last year, I’ve set out a number of policy ideas designed to appeal to lower middle class voters. Here are some of them.
Our survey and the manifesto. How party members ranked potential policies – from defence to HS2. Full list.
Keeping the triple lock third from bottom; scrapping the Human Rights Act fifth from top; an energy price cap fourth from bottom.
The Conservative manifesto. Our survey finds that Party members want more homes built – but don’t back energy price caps
Overall, grassroots priorities cut across the stereotype of Tory supporters and suggests that Mayite conservatism has a strong appeal to activists.
But that doesn’t mean that she can afford to try to run this election on a timid manifesto. This remains the party’s best chance to win a mandate for tough choices.
There is plenty to dislike about the US system, but we’d do well to learn from it – if only to avoid travelling a similar road.
Expert input is essential to good government, but the abdication of political decisions to ‘impartial’ authorities is not. Let’s take back control.
The first part of a mini-series on the growth of judicial power.
Andrew Thorpe-Apps: The Left’s real agenda isn’t concerned with human rights – another reason why Conservatives must fight for them
We should join organisations like Amnesty International, which has made a terrible mistake on anti-semitism, to ensure that our voices are heard.
I hadn’t thought about the Act until I found I needed it.
James Frayne: Just-about-managing voters value fairness. The Government should scrap the Human Rights Act.
The Conservatives have a chance to make great strides with these floating voters.
Advice to the Government’s transitional team.
The protection of the rights of the individual against an over-mighty state has always been one of the main principles of conservatism.