Human Rights Act

Today 30th June, John Pugh MP for Southport will stand up in the House of Commons and talk about the Human Rights Act. Following on from Southport Liberal Democrat's Action Day on the Human Rights Act on Saturday, 27th June, John will talk about why the Act is important to him and why the Liberal Democrats are right to value protecting it so highly.

I'm sure that we will be asked why we think the Human Rights Act is so important, in fact we were on Saturday. My answer is that the core values of the Human Rights Act overlap so clearly with our values as Liberal Democrats. I don't think that anything sums that up more than the preamble to our constitution which (with an apology to those who know it word-for-word) says this:

"The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity."

As with every other time that John speaks on a topic, we can be sure that his comments will be thoughtful, well considered and absolutely clear in their message.

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