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Queen's Speech: If we are complacent, this Government will come for our rights and freedoms

After a tumultuous post-election period, yesterday’s Queen’s Speech promised to be a must-watch – but it won’t be getting rave reviews.

As the new Government emerged from its chamber of secrets, we got, well, very little.

But reading between the lines the message is clear – if we are complacent, this Government will come for our rights and freedoms.

Brexit means Brexit?

Several of the Bills announced yesterday involve Brexit, with the Repeal Bill complemented by specific legislation to deal with areas like immigration.

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Who are your human rights heroes?

In every town and city, in every school and family, there are inspiring people doing amazing things to bring about change for the better. Now is the time to tell Liberty who they are so that we can celebrate them.

Whether it’s a family fighting for justice for a loved one, a journalist uncovering uncomfortable truths, a young activist standing up to the establishment, a public servant pioneering human rights in their work or technologist dedicated to protecting our privacy, we want to hear about them.

The past year has been dominated by divisive politics and tragic events.

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With each attack, we were supposed to become more fragile – but instead, we have grown stronger

It’s easy to feel hopeless as we come to terms with the shock of a terror attack on our home soil – for the fourth time in as many months.

This year innocent people from all backgrounds and all over the world were murdered on what should have been ordinary days – as they strolled over bridges, left a concert, enjoyed a pint and headed home after prayers.

To most of us, this violence seems utterly needless. But the perpetrators had a purpose.

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Jo Cox's More in Common message should be the foundation our politics is built on

The spirit and message of the Great Get Together mustn’t come to an end on Sunday night. It should be the foundation our country and our politics are built on.

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Sean Benton's case exposes Government plans to abandon human rights as nakedly self-serving

Today is a momentous day for the family of Private Sean Benton, who died at Deepcut barracks in 1995.

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What the Government must do after the Grenfell Tower fire

The Government has an opportunity – a chance to take a different approach to the one it has followed after so many previous disasters.

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What would a Conservative-DUP deal mean for our rights?

After a chaotic weekend in politics, our acting Policy Director Rachel Robinson gives her take on what a minority Conservative Government – propped up by the DUP – could mean for our rights.

Last week’s election result confounded expectations.

After failing to secure a Conservative majority, on Friday Theresa May confirmed she would seek to govern with support from the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

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The results are in and the fight is on to #KeepBritainKind



 

Who saw that coming? After a hectic night and a morning of uncertainty, it looks like we've got a minority Conservative Government – propped up by the DUP.

Liberty is, and always has been, totally independent. We don’t support any political party.

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Whoever's in No 10 tomorrow, we'll hold them to account

Tomorrow we'll have a new Government to keep in check. And we will be watching them.

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10 ways Liberty's helped make Britain freer, fairer and kinder

So another week, another election.

This one will be the 21st since Liberty was founded – and we’ve got a feeling we’ll be needed more than ever in the next five years.

We’ve been protecting rights and freedoms in the UK for 83 years – and we’ve learned that by working together with our members and supporters, we can keep the powerful in check and make real change.

Here are 10 ways we’ve helped make Britain freer, fairer and kinder so far.

1930s: Liberty founded to protect protesters

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