Cats, convicts and clerics : how the media and politicians have framed the Human Rights Act
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Other TitlesBreaking the News
AbstractThe chapter deals with a number of related episodes in which the media - tabloid and broadsheet newspapers - colluded with ministers to 'demonise' the Human Rights Act as part of a longer-term objective of de-legitimizing the UK's membership of the European Union. It takes a number of case studies to argue that a deliberate conflation of the HRA and European Court of Human Rights with the policies of the European Union helped breed support for an anti-EU agenda in UK public policy.
CitationSilverman J (2013) 'Cats, convicts and clerics : how the media and politicians have framed the Human Rights Act', in Gordon J, Rowinski P, Stewart G (ed(s).). Breaking the News, Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang pp.85-103.