One in three kids here live in poverty. Thats why we need a Bill of Rights. So declares a major new advertising campaign from the taxpayer-funded Bill of Rights Forum. Where do you even start with such arrogance? First, the claim that one in three children live in poverty is politically-loaded nonsense. Second, if the forum believes that the Bill of Rights will address poverty then it has already pre-judged the inclusion of economic and social rights, although it was on exactly this point that the last attempt to draft the bill collapsed. Third, what right does this quango have to spend public money promoting its hard-left policy agenda?
I used to write and get paid, now I read and don’t.
Former UUP staffer, currently living in London. @mjshilliday