Two wrongs do not make a human right


Posted on October 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Recent events suggest that far from being fundamental, residents’ human rights are, at best, negotiable and, at worst, deniable, says BOB FERGUSON

We British like to brag about our country’s pioneering record in the protection of individual rights. Didn’t we set the ball rolling with the Magna Carta, even if that first tentative step only profited the barons, and it then took the thick end of eight hundred years for a more comprehensive code to filter down the social scale? And remember how, in our imperial pomp, we exported our model framework around the globe – along with boatloads of manufactured goods – to any who would have it and some, as it turned out, who would rather have not.


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