The Conservatives have joined British tabloid newspaper, The Sun, in campaigning to get hypocrisy enshrined in UK Human Rights Bill.
The Sun today began legal proceedings against the Met. Police after they appealed to Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) to protect their journalists right to campaign against the European Convention on Human Rights.
“This is part of a wider campaign to get hypocrisy enshrined in a British Bill of Human Rights that may or may not come into effect during the next Tory government,” explained David Dinsmore, editor of The Sun.
Scottish Tory Party leader Ruth Davidson joined the call for hypocrisy to be a fundamental British human right by holding an Amnesty International sign.
“Just because I believe in getting rid of the European Convention on Human Rights doesn’t mean I don’t believe these rights should be protected – I just think that protecting the human rights of normal people over hypocritical politicians and newspapers is unfair,” said Davidson.
“It is we that are expected to offer news and information to the public and that is a huge responsibility. What reasonable person expects that information to be accurate and consistent all the time?” she added.
Lib Dem Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Vince Cable, blasted the campaign at the Lib Dem Party Conference today, saying that “the EU Convention on Human Rights already contains provision for Freedom of Speech”, implying that “Freedom of Speech” covers lying to the electorate.
“When we promised not to raise tuition fees, get involved in more foreign wars, or give tax cuts to the rich, we did so under the cover of the Freedom of Speech provision of the ECHR – which essentially means we’re protected to say anything we damn well please.”
Of course, Nigel Farage, leader of UKIP, had to get involved in the debate, saying that he would “get rid of all these so-called ‘human rights'” and replace them with a “general gut feeling”.
“When I was working as a commodities trader in the City, we used to just use a general gut feeling to work out what was right or wrong. If in doubt we would just pay someone not to complain too much. We need to get rid of these so-called human rights that deprive grannies of their apple crumble and give mansions to Bulgarians.”