Don’t believe everything you read: there is a case for socio-economic rights – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 18th, 2012 in bills, human rights, news, social security, state liability by tracey

“Last week, a number of media commentators, politicians and others sought to subvert the second consultation of the Bill of Rights Commission. This consultation invites views on a number of key issues that form part of the Commission’s mandate. In the Daily Mail’s correspondent’s view, the Commission has committed an appalling transgression by asking potential respondents whether the UK Bill of Rights should include additional rights, referring amongst other things to socio-economic rights. This is echoed by the Sun which argues that the Commission has ‘suggested’ (which it clearly has not) that ‘all Brits be given handouts as a birth right’, and the Daily Express which suggests ‘Spongers can Sue to Claim Benefits’.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 17th July 2012