Nigel Farage has been making angry videos on Twitter calling for the "EU Human Rights Act" to be scrapped. Great right? Except there's no such thing as the EU Human Rights Act.
Farage, determined to get rid of human rights and take us back to some sort of 1942 Nazi-dominated Europe is attempting to rally his simpleton-Brexit supporting followers against human rights by attempting to link them with the European Union.
The European Convention of Human Rights was largely written by British lawyers, championed by Winston Churchill in the aftermath of the second world war, to ensure the horrors endured by so many people would never be repeated. It guaranteed the following fundamental rights:
- The right to life (Article 2)
- Freedom from torture (Article 3)
- Freedom from slavery (Article 4)
- The right to liberty (Article 5)
- The right to a fair trial (Article 6)
- The right not to be punished for something that wasn’t against the law at the time (Article 7)
- The right to respect for family and private life (Article 8)
- Freedom of thought, conscience and religion (Article 9)
- Freedom of expression (Article 10)
- Freedom of assembly (Article 11)
- The right to marry and start a family (Article 12)
- The right not to be discriminated against in respect of these rights (Article 14)
- The right to protection of property (Protocol 1, Article 1)
- The right to education (Protocol 1, Article 2)
- The right to participate in free elections (Protocol 1, Article 3)
- The abolition of the death penalty (Protocol 13)
If for any reason you think any of these points are bad, feel free to comment below.