Outrage over ‘horrifying’ and ‘miserable’ plans to scrap Human Rights Act | DisabledGo News and Blog

Everyday my life becomes more scary and worrying trying to live it to its fullest, when I am frequently reading stories of this nature. There is no denying that as a disabled person isolation becomes a real genuine concern, this has many detrimental results on a persons disability in addition to their mental wellbeing, removing funds , benefits and now potentially protection under the EHRC is a worrying thought.

A string of user-led organisations have warned that the government’s “horrifying” plans to scrap the Human Rights Act and replace it with a British bill of rights will lead to a loss of vital legal protection for disabled people. Proposals to bring forward a “British bill of rights” were announced by the government in yesterday’s Queen’s speech, but had been widely predicted after being included in last year’s Conservative general election manifesto and last year’s Queen’s speech. The bill appears in the “strengthening our national security” section of the Queen’s speech background notes, which say that its main benefits will be to “continue protecting fundamental human rights”. But – in wording likely to alarm disability rights campaigners distrustful of the government’s motives – the notes also say that the bill of rights would “better protect against abuse of the system and misuse of human rights laws” and would “restore common sense to their application”. An MoJ spokesman declined

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