Under pressure after the London Bridge attack, the prime minister gave a speech on Tuesday saying she would rewrite laws that stop the Government acting to prevent further attacks.
via Theresa May Wrong To Attack Human Rights In Post-London Bridge Attack Terror Speech, Experts Say | HuffPost UK
This is why, two weeks ago, Bright Blue launched a petition which urges the Prime Minister to commit Britain to remaining a signatory of the ECHR after Brexit.
via Theresa May Must Commit To The ECHR | The Huffington Post
The European Union grew out of a desire for peace in a war-torn and divided continent. Five years after World War II ended, France and Germany came up with a plan to ensure their two countries would never go to war against each other again. The result was a deal signed by six nations to pool their coal and steel resources in 1950.
Source: BBC News – What is the EU and how does it work?
European Convention on Human Rights was the first instrument to give effect to certain of the rights stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and make them binding.
Now 60+ years later, is it actually in violation of the Convention to suggest taking those rights away?
Regardless of the outcome of the referendum, she said she still believed the UK should leave the European Convention of Human Rights
Source: Theresa May says EU membership makes the UK safer – BBC News
A Paris employment tribunal rules that calling a male hairdresser a “faggot” is not homophobic – “because hair salons regularly employ gay people”.
Source: Gay slur aimed at hairdresser ‘not homophobic’ – French ruling – BBC News
A top Australian university has rejected claims it is trying to rewrite the nation’s colonial history.
Source: University tells students Britain ‘invaded’ Australia – BBC News
EU membership does not stop the UK turning away convicted serious criminals at its borders. But further EU integration in the shape of more information sharing could make this more effective.
Source: Does the EU really allow dangerous criminals free entry to the UK? | Politics | The Guardian
“the law does not require Apple to do what the FBI is asking so far.”
Source: Former US Solicitor General defends Apple’s refusal to hack shooter’s iPhone
Can you spare less than 10 minutes to learn about this remarkable young man.
Source: Xiuhtezcatl Martinez: The 15-year-old rapping about climate change – BBC Newsbeat
A sizeable group of people choose not to wear the symbol. What are their objections?
Source: Five reasons people don’t wear poppies – BBC News