When a government committed to criminalising asylum seekers and shutting down protest proposes an overhaul of our human rights law, their goal isn’t strengthening it.
Under the cover of the culture war, the government is introducing a wave of authoritarian legislation designed to erode our democratic rights. But the only way to defend the right to protest is to exercise it.
In a string of recent legislation, the Tories have mounted the most dangerous campaign to undermine civil liberties in a generation – with the hope of building a society where power can act with impunity.
Shami Chakrabarti on the dangers of the ‘Spy Cops’ and Overseas Operations Bills, the Tory culture war against human rights – and why the Labour Party is too scared to stand up to it.