Free speech will be ‘trump card’ in new legislation that replaces Human Rights Act 


Free speech will be made a legal ‘trump card’ under landmark legislation that will rip up Labour’s controversial Human Rights Act.

Tony Blair’s legislation, which enshrined the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) into domestic law more than 20 years ago, will be replaced with a new Bill of Rights.

Justice Secretary Dominic Raab, who is masterminding the major shake-up, has vowed to give ‘overriding importance’ to principles of free speech.

The Bill, pledged in yesterday’s Queen’s Speech…



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