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Lib Dems are hypocrites on Human Rights Act protest

Issue No. 2456

Around 250 people protested outside Downing Street against the Tories’ threats to human rights last Saturday.

There was a heavy Lib Dem presence. Lib Dem MP and leadership hopeful Tim Farron appealed to “British values” telling the crowd, “Human rights aren’t ‘irritating’—they’re what makes us British.”

Protester Oisin told Socialist Worker the Tories’ plan to repeal the Human Rights Act is “one of their most callous attacks”. He thought the Lib Dems were “hypocritical” and were “hijacking” the protest.

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Tue 2 Jun 2015, 15:45 BST
Issue No. 2456
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