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Last week I wrote a blog post arguing that it could be a disastrous decision for the UK to scrap the Human Rights Act 1998 and withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights. First, it is not clear how a British Bill of Rights would differ from the Human Rights Act—and we wouldn’t want it to, either, since the rights protected under the European Convention are things most of us would like to enjoy. Second, scrapping the Human Rights Act would mean withdrawing from the European Convention, thereby denying British citizens access to a court of last resort that…

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