New Bill of Rights set to defend freedom of speech and tackle 'wokery and political correctness'December 15, 2021
A NEW Bill of Rights is set to defend freedom of speech and tackle “wokery and political correctness”.
Justice Secretary Dominic Raab will today also vow to stop “censorship by the back door”.
His planned reforms come after the Duchess of Sussex won a privacy fight over publication of a letter to her father.
Mr Raab also wants university speakers to say what they like without fear of being cancelled.
He will say: “Freedom of speech does sometimes mean the freedom to say things which others may not wish to hear.”
"This is our bread and butter – it's precious and I think we need to preserve it."
Tough measures will bolt-on extra protections to try and beef up the existing Human Rights Act, saying the "public interest is overwhelmingly assisted by protection for freedom of expression and in a free and vibrant media".
Mr Raab insisted yesterday his human rights reforms will "strengthen" freedoms and "reinforce quintessentially British rights" in law like the right to a jury trial.
And MPs should resist "respectful but rambunctious debate in politically-sensitive areas".
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