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After Brexit they will come for human rights—and this time the public debate must be won

To leave the European Convention on Human Rights would be an act of epic historical selfishness

By Adam Wagner  

Photo: JACK TAYLOR/AFP/Getty Images

In March last year, Dominic Cummings, former Campaign Director of Vote Leave, warned that after Brexit happens “we’ll be coming for the ECHR… and we’ll win that by more than 52-48…” For anyone who has paid attention to the public debate over the Human Rights Act (HRA) and European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in the past decade, those were chilling words.

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