Friday, May 12, 2006

Human Rights Act

Once again the Human Rights Act has come under intense criticism, mainly from the right-wing press (what a surprise eh?). Interestingly, the right-wing press haven't been shy in using the act to their own advantage, most notably The Times. So why are they now trying to get it abolished?? It protects everyone's right to freedom of expression, right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion and right to a fair trial, amongst other things. Perhaps the right-wing press finds these things unimportant. Perhaps they want to curb everyone's right to free expression. Perhaps they want to prohibit the right to fair trial. Perhaps they are just pissed off when they contravene the Act and just want the rules bent in their favour?

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