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Government Must Not Use Brexit To Hit Our Human Rights Says Labour MEP

Labour MEP Alex Mayer has called on the Government not to use Brexit as an excuse to hit people’s fundamental human rights.

Government plans to make the Charter of Fundamental Rights the only EU law that will not be copied into UK law will remove rights protections for everyone in the UK.

In a strongly worded letter to Brexit Secretary David Davis the Euro MP said: "We urge you… …to reassess your approach towards the Charter of Fundamental Rights to avoid endangering the new relationship you wish to develop with the EU.

Ms Mayer said The UK Government’s approach to the Charter is an important litmus test of its post-Brexit commitment to human rights.

The Charter contains important rights that do not have domestic equivalents under UK law, including protections for workers, consumers, people with disabilities, LGBT people and elderly people.

"I’m deeply concerned that our Government’s plans to use Brexit as an excuse to weaken these rights.”

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