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Your right to equality is currently protected. After Brexit it won’t be

Departure will remove vitally important safeguards

By Schona Jolly   May 2018

The European Court Of Justice—part of the CJEU—in Luxembourg. Photo: Horst Galuschka/DPA/PA Images

Equality and the right to non-discrimination is a cornerstone principle within a democratic society. Unlike most democratic jurisdictions, the UK does not have a written constitution which safeguards equality. Although Britain has a history of implementing and developing anti-discrimination legislation which pre-dates its entry into the European Union, the EU has acted as both a driver and a guarantor of that right over the lifetime of our membership. When the UK leaves the European Union,…

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