Our Rights are Under Threat

The United Kingdom is leaving the European Union but, our rights are under threat. They said “take back control” but the government is using this to strengthen the powers of the state not, you and I. One the UK leaves the government will suddenly gain vast new powers to change the laws that protect our rights.

The government could bypass Parliament and:

Amend or scrap any laws which came from the EU – this includes legal limits on working hours, protecting our beaches, food standards;

Abolish many of our rights as the government has thrown out the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights;

Undermine devolution by grabbing powers back to Westminster.

This system is not good enough. We need a properly written constitution to guarantee our rights now and for the future.

Whether its the ban on the death penalty or your right to maternity pay, many of the things we hold dear are based on laws/directives that have come from the EU.

We could keep many of these things outside the EU but this government has shown no inclination of wanting to do so.

We should decide what rights we should have and how they should be protected – not a handful of government ministers.

We can stop this!

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