Dominic Raab wants to strip us of our human rights to protect the rich from our ‘unwarranted’ attacks & criticism
Dominic Raab is to outline a sweeping overhaul of human rights law that he claims will counter “wokery and political correctness” and expedite the deportation of foreign criminals.Guardian Today
Lawyers have already dismissed the need for any change in the law to enable the deportation of foreign criminals. And, is typical of the backdoor approach often taken by using any particular issue of a contentious nature to justify their action.
In that case what Raab is proposing must be seen for what it is, an attack on the human rights he seeks to protect.
It should be remembered that in 2009 Raab said that he did not believe in either economic or social rights and very likely he continues to hold this view. The question is whose are these human rights?
One has to presume that the only rights that he respects are those of the owners of wealth.
But the rights that he rejects also have to be noted. It is worth recalling what woke is and its dictionary definition:
…having or marked by an active awareness of systemic injustices and prejudices, especially those related to civil and human rightsDictionary.com
In other words, Raab’s new Human Rights Bill is actually an attack on these very same human rights, because to be woke is to be aware of and having a willingness to defend those rights.
Be aware if you are a person of colour, not born here or are in the LGBTQ community. Fear too if your faith makes you question rentier capitalism. Worry if you are a blogger. Keep your head down if you believe in equality. Don’t be a feminist. Or disabled, come to that.
It would appear Raab does not believe in your rights. Only the white, male owners of capital have rights and he is out to defend those poor oppressed soles from everyone else who so nastily picks on them.
So when the right, the neo-liberal all stand up, or in this case today 14 December, MPs vote against protecting the most vulnerable by requiring vaccine passports, whether to encourage the uptake of vaccination or to enable hospitality to remain open without another lockdown, they are the least of the dangers to our civil liberties and human rights.