Introduction

Preface

A preface to the book, written shortly after the UK’s EU Referendum result.

Chapter  1: Why the Human Rights Act Matters

Here I say why the Act really is worth defending, how it makes a difference to all our lives, why it fits nicely with Britain’s modest place in the world. I also explain why despite all this so many powerful actors in our society hate it so much that they want to destroy it, being perfectly happy to propagate myths in order to do so.

Britain, Europe and Human Rights