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Posts Tagged: Human Rights
We must stop conflating international institutions with the ideals they profess to uphold, for the former rarely live up to the latter.
Spencer Pitfield: A UK Bill of Rights – the CPF’s first policy success in advance of the 2015 manifesto
Our discussion paper ‘A Magna Carta for 2015’ received a tremendous response from in excess of 200 CPF groups nationwide in July 2013.
British judges in British courts should have the final say on British laws passed by the British Parliament.
Macmillan and Heath and Thatcher (in government, anyway) went one way. Now Cameron is going the other.
We hope they will accept our plans. But if they cannot, then we will invoke our treaty rights to withdraw from the Convention altogether,
“It’s where we need to be as a Party. Tough but compassionate.”
A report from this year’s Project Maya.
Few questions do more to test and clarify arguments than ‘what about?’ – especially when it comes to matters of foreign policy.
A new spectre is haunting Europe – the spectre of populism.
The question for you in this Open Letter is whether you will continue, develop and deepen that Conservative pledge to put human rights at the heart of foreign policy.
Sweepingly-worded legislation passes power from elected leaders to unaccountable judges and the pressure groups whose cases they preside over.
For a government to legislate effectively to defy the court’s rulings while continuing to recognise its authority would be a contradiction in terms.
With the reshuffle barely over, noises are already being made about ditching the meddlesome Convention and Court. But how?
Edward Leigh MP: The lesson of these Euro-elections: Modernisation has failed. Get back to real conservatism. End the Coalition now.
My programme: Let grammars expand. Means-test incidental health costs. The Green Deal is a joke. Immigration is still a farce. Apologise for same sex marriage.