Sunday 13 September 2020 / 10:38 AM David Lammy

David Lammy responds to reports that the government will abandon its commitment to human rights laws

David Lammy MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, responding to reports that the government is planning to abandon its commitment to human rights laws, said: 

  “Labour is proud of our country’s role in developing human rights at home and abroad. 

“Instead of giving unattributed briefings designed to distract the government should focus on getting a Brexit deal and defeating the virus. 

“Any attempt to abandon human rights would make life in Britain less secure and hold our country back on the world stage.”