British Bill of Rights delayed
The Government has indicated that a British Bill of Rights will be delayed whilst they deal with issues around Brexit. The Conservative MP Peter Bone, asked the Attorney General: “[Is] it still the government’s policy to introduce a separate bill of rights to enshrine things into British law?”
The attorney general replied: “We remain of the view that human rights law requires reform … The government are certainly committed to seeking to do something about that.
“He [Bone] will have noticed that we have a few other things on our plate at the moment; I think we will have to resolve those before we can resolve the matter to which he refers.”
This delay is welcomed as good news by many human rights campaigners who see it as a sign that the repeal of the Human Rights Act may no longer be a priority for the UK Government.