Liberty, Business Disability Forum, the Equality and Diversity Forum along with other disability and human rights organisations have written a letter, dated 13 July 2018 to Trade Secretary Liam Fox to warn him that ministerial powers in the Trade Bill could be used to remove disabled people’s rights.
47% of Britons think that immigration has a “good” impact on the economy – 14% higher than two years earlier The 35th edition of the NatCen British Social Attitudes survey asks: How will Britain navigate the global, social, economic and Brexit challenges of the near future?
The Brexit negotiations remind us that gender, racial and class inequality in the top echelons of policymaking remains alive and kicking. At the start of the Brexit negotiations in June 2017, Columba Achilleos-Sarll writes asks “Where are the women?” in an article for the UCL Brexit blog.
Post-Brexit, we will be the only country in Europe where politicians will be free to remove and diminish hard-won rights, especially for women and minority groups. This is according to a joint letter on Brexit and women’s rights by female parliamentarians, businesswomen and campaigners published in the Guardian in June 2018.
‘Women in the UK and gender experts have been distinctly under-represented both in the Brexit referendum campaign and in the ongoing negotiations for the withdrawal of the UK from the EU’, writes Barbara Helfferich in the first of our Gender and Brexit blog series.
Brexit will not necessarily dismantle women’s rights, but it does threaten women’s groups that get funding and shared expertise from the EU. This is according to Alice Chilcott from Gender 5+ in a May 2017 article for the LSE Brexit blog.
Brexit attempts to shed minimum standards of justice and equality. This will disproportionately affect access to justice and the rights of women, BAME communities, LGBTQI, those with disabilities, workers and third country nationals. This is according to Dr Kimberley Brayson from the University of Sussex in a May 2018 article for UK in a Changing Europe.
‘There are no quick fix solutions. The enactment of new legislation to protect human rights post Brexit is probably best left for after Brexit, allowing for broader consultation and reflection’.
This is according to Professor Mark Elliott who published a February 2019 article exploring how human rights should be protected in the future post Brexit.
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‘Women in the UK have benefited greatly from membership of the EU/EEC’, argues Annick Masselot and Roberta Guerrina in a January 2018 article for the Cambridge University Press.
“Equality is a right, not a hand-out or a tool for political negotiations.”