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Better Democracy

In April 2022, the Government pushed through the Elections Act, the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act, the Judicial Review and Courts Act and the Nationality and Borders Act. Each of these new laws gives the government more power and reduces the influence of civil society and ordinary people

In this current Parliament, we are seeing yet more legislation that will undermine our democratic foundations. From a Bill tearing up our commitments to EU human rights standards, to a piece of legislation which looks set to unilaterally renege on key promises in the Brexit deal. We have a lot more campaigning on our hands to stop democracy slipping away.

 

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  • Blog

    Better Democracy: Accountable Power. Fair Elections. Equal Voices.

    Democracy in the UK should work for all those who have a stake in the future of our country.  No vote should be considered wasted. Scrutiny of those in power is vital for our democracy.

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  • News

    The Fight Continues: Right to peaceful protest still threatened as Policing Bill returns to the Lords

    In the early hours of this morning, the Government used it’s 80 seat majority to reject an amendment to the Policing, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill aimed at protecting people’s right to peaceful protest around the Houses of Parliament.

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  • DONATE: Donate: Fight back against unaccountable politicians and the erosion of our democracy

    UPDATE - 23 March: Elections Bill Lords Committee Stage comes to a close The Elections Bill has just finished its Committee Stage in the House of Lords - and things are looking up. Thanks to all your campaigning on this issue, we are in a good position for the Report...

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Campaign News

Labour movement to back electoral reform Urgent need to remove Johnson regime as Lords fail to prevent him seizing control of elections watchdog Government defeated as Lords vote to protect independence of elections regulator New polling: Public rejects PM’s power grab as peers vote on independence of Elections watchdog New polling: Public rejects PM’s power grab as peers to vote on independence of Elections watchdog Elections Bill - briefing to MPs 25.04.22 Best for Britain pressures Government into concessions on undemocratic Elections Bill Amending the Elections Bill: update from the House of Lords The West must make sure Xi Jinping is never tempted to walk Putin’s path Elections Bill Lord's Committee Stage Briefing The Fight Continues: Right to peaceful protest still threatened as Policing Bill returns to the Lords Policing Bill Clause 58 - briefing MPs to vote on peaceful protests at Parliament after heavy government defeat in the Lords Electoral Commission in extraordinary rebuke to Government Naomi Smith's speech at the Elections Bill protest Elections Bill Briefing Best for Britain defeats Government on protest ban NEW POLL: Parliament Square protests should be saved Peers set to vote on peaceful protest rights: public says KEEP THEM Under Attack: Peaceful Protest in Parliament Square Best for Britain tackle ban on protests outside parliament January will be a crossroads for our democracy. We must remain vigilant. This government’s agenda isn’t just anti-democratic, it’s anti-Conservative too Is the Elections Bill the end of electoral pacts in Britain? Elections Bill passes its second reading - but there’s still more work to do Elections Bill branded ‘power grab’ by charities, unions and campaigners Find out more about the Elections Bill Last chance saloon for UK democracy Unholy trinity of bills is a democratic crisis MPs must work together to reject "illiberal" voter ID plans Conservative MPs must oppose "deeply illiberal" Policing Bill An assault on our democracy Campaign success as Policing Bill is delayed while Government rethinks its position Of Davids and Goliaths: The perils of politicians drunk on power Crowdfunder launched tonight to fight Policing Bill Scrutiny, accountability and the neutering of Parliament NEW POLL: Government 'in deep trouble with voters' over plan to break law on Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Poll warning: Government 'in deep trouble with voters' over plan to break law on Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Govt minister's 'illegal' admission means Conservatives are no longer the party of law and order

Save the human rights act petition

Sign our petition today and stand against the reckless trashing of our human rights provisions.

 

 

The Boris Johnson Government put forward a plan for a new ‘Bill of Rights’ which will dismantle the existing Human Rights Act. It looks like this plan will continue under whichever administration succeeds him. 

This new Bill will transform our understanding of human rights here in the UK. What were once rights will instead become privileges. What was once an avenue for redress will be closed off. 

This will knock us out of kilter with the rest of Europe, and see us diverge from the standards of international rights treaties which we have signed up to. If we as a country start to reduce people’s rights to privacy, to protection from harm and to a family life - as the Government is proposing - we can no longer stand up as a leader in human rights on the world stage. 

So sign our petition today - urge our leaders to protect Britain’s international reputation and retain and enhance our existing human rights, instead of trampling over them. 

 

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The Boris Johnson Government put forward a plan for a new ‘Bill of Rights’ which will dismantle the existing Human Rights Act. It looks like this plan will continue under whichever administration succeeds him. 

This new Bill will transform our understanding of human rights here in the UK. What were once rights will instead become privileges. What was once an avenue for redress will be closed off. 

This will knock us out of kilter with the rest of Europe, and see us diverge from the standards of international rights treaties which we have signed up to. If we as a country start to reduce people’s rights to privacy, to protection from harm and to a family life - as the Government is proposing - we can no longer stand up as a leader in human rights on the world stage. 

So sign our petition today - urge our leaders to protect Britain’s international reputation and retain and enhance our existing human rights, instead of trampling over them. 

 

Save the Human Rights Act - donate today

Save the Human Rights Act

Under Boris Johnson, we saw the Government become increasingly authoritarian. There is no sign his successor will be any better.

After repressing peaceful protests, and politicising the elections watchdog, the Johnson Government set in motion plans to take away your human rights which look likely to continue. 

We don’t intend to let this happen - so will you support us along the way? 

We are working hard to mount a challenge to this authoritarian agenda. We have made long-term plans for campaigns, working with key stakeholders and advocates and raising crucial awareness through social media. 

It is only through a perfect balance of all this work that we can achieve the outcome we want: a future Government reversing its plans to tear up the Human Rights Act. 

Unchallenged, a future administration could rip up the rights you have through dismantling the Human Rights Act, through the introduction of a so-called ‘Bill of Rights’ which actually weakens the protections you have. 

All this costs money. Will you join us and stop this cynical ploy?

Donate today and you can be part of this vital attempt to hold the Government to account. 

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