Dominic Raab denies assault on Human Rights Act is ‘racist’ and risks fresh Brexit clash

The Independent says DOMINIC RAAB has hit back at criticism that replacing the Human Rights Act is “racist” and sets up a fresh Brexit clash, as he publishes the controversial legislation.

Dominic Raab denies assault on Human Rights Act is ‘racist’ and risks fresh Brexit clash

The Independent says DOMINIC RAAB has hit back at criticism that replacing the Human Rights Act is “racist” and sets up a fresh Brexit clash, as he publishes the controversial legislation.

A new Bill of Rights is under fire for ripping up vital protections while putting the UK on a collision course with Brussels – by neutering the influence of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

But, in an interview with The Independent, the deputy prime minister accused his critics of ignoring “common sense” and of exaggerating the risk of a clash with the Strasbourg Court.

Campaigners have warned that injustices such as the Hillsborough disaster and the failure to investigate ‘black cab rapist’ John Worboys would have never been exposed if the shake-up was already in place.

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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/dominic-raab-human-rights-act-b2106174.html

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