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The two essential priorities

November 27, 2019 9:38 AM

Carol Weaver (with Skip) (Robert Male photography)You will have seen another article posted here on our wonderful manifesto!

But the essential two things that matter in this election so we can get back our communities and rescue our services are:

1. Stopping a no deal or hard Brexit

2. Addressing the Climate Emergency

The way to do both is to stop Boris Johnson and his backers from creating an elected dictatorship via the 'enabling' part of the so-called Conservative Party's manifesto (see p48).

It says the following and can give a government power to remove our democratic and human rights from our unwritten constitution:

"After Brexit we also need to look at the broader aspects of our constitution: the relationship between the government, parliament and the courts; the functioning of the royal prerogative; the role of the House of Lords; and access to justice for ordinary people.

The ability of our security services to defend us against terrorism and organised crime is critical.

We will update the Human Rights Act and administrative law to ensure that there is a proper balance between the rights of individuals, our vital national security and effective government.

We will ensure that judicial review is available to protect the rights of the individuals against an overbearing state, while ensuring that it is not abused to conduct politics by another means or to create needless delays".

Dr Carol Weaver, Parliamentary Candidate