Creasy – MPs should proudly vote to retain the Charter of Fundamental Rights

MPs will tomorrow [Tuesday] debate Amendment 8 to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, which if passed would allow the Charter of Fundamental Rights to continue to apply in the UK after Brexit. The Amendment has the support of MPs from across the parties, including former Attorney-General Dominic Grieve. 

Commenting, Stella Creasy MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:

“Nobody voted in the referendum last year to undermine our rights as citizens. Yet the Government’s decision to scrap the Charter of Fundamental Rights as we leave the EU risks doing just that.

“The rights to liberty, justice and human dignity are not to be trifled with and no responsible Government should ever put them at risk.

“MPs of all parties should proudly stand up and vote for Amendment 8 tomorrow. And Ministers should take note of the wave of feeling across the House that Brexit cannot mean a reduction in the rights that protect British liberties.”