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The Human Rights Act and the NHS: How Theresa May’s proposals go beyond Abu Qatada, Notebook

The Human Rights Act and the NHS: How Theresa May’s proposals go beyond Abu Qatada

Theresa May’s proposal to scrap the UK Human Rights Act (HRA) and withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) is clearly not just motivated by government legal difficulties over the extradition of Abu Qatada.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Wednesday, 20 March 2013 at 4:03 pm

Still not Boris’s moment, Eagle Eye

Still not Boris’s moment

One other footnote to the Eastleigh by-election, about which I wrote yesterday, and about the response to which I have written for The Independent on Sunday tomorrow.
In tomorrow’s article I note the surprising absence of headless chickenry in the Conservative Party. What is striking is how few Tory MPs have gone on the record to [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 2 March 2013 at 5:34 pm

The Commons becomes a seminar – Rory Stewart v Jacob Rees-Mogg on ‘absolute’ human rights, McSmith

The Commons becomes a seminar – Rory Stewart v Jacob Rees-Mogg on ‘absolute’ human rights

Are you a deontologist? And do you know when Henry VIII’s Act in Restraint of Appeals ceased to be law in the UK?

By | McSmith | Friday, 1 March 2013 at 4:13 pm

Eastleigh: all the wrong lessons, Eagle Eye

Eastleigh: all the wrong lessons

Too many Conservatives are sure to take the wrong lesson from third place in the Eastleigh by-election, which is that they should be more Eurosceptic, tougher on immigration and should never have legalised gay marriage.
The right lesson, of course, is that they should have supported the Alternative Vote in the 2011 referendum. It wouldn’t have [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 1 March 2013 at 9:20 am

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