The Sad and Cynical Spectacle of the Draft British Bill of Rights

Author: Marko Milanovic
Published: 23.06.2022
It is a habit peculiar to autocracies to choose names for themselves that are the exact opposite of their true nature – viz. the ‘Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’ – and to have constitutions loudly proclaiming the protection of individual rights that are routinely trampled upon in practice. You would have hoped that one of the world’s oldest democracies, the United Kingdom, would not work from the same style manual. But it’s 2022 and apparently anything goes – so yesterday the UK Government thus finally unveiled its long-promised and awaited draft Bill of Rights, which will now be considered by…