Not Justiciable

The planned new Bill of Rights.

The new Bill of Rights will not be legally enforceable, the Justice Secretary is set to admit.

Jack Straw is expected to indicate that it is likely to set out a framework of collective values aimed at fostering a sense of national pride.

Given that it will contain economic and social rights, this is probably wise. But it will mean that the whole exercise is simply posturing: and won\’t give any protection at all to civil liberties, which is what such things are supposed to be about.

Broonian motion again, eh? Random flappings leading nowhere.

5 thoughts on “Not Justiciable”

  1. Of course it won’t: the whole point of a Bill Of Rights – a real one – is explicitly to limit the power of government.

    Straw is never going to do that.

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