‘Human rights have turned the idea of liberty on its head’

Jon Holbrook says the Human Rights Act makes a mockery of Magna Carta.

Topics Politics UK

In this edition of the spiked podcast, barrister and writer Jon Holbrook explores the rise of human rights and the significance of Magna Carta. While human-rights campaigners claim the Tory plan to scrap the Human Rights Act betrays Magna Carta’s legacy, Holbrook argues that human rights have, in fact, hampered the fight for freedom.

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Topics Politics UK


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