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Britain’s Rights Challenges Can’t Wait for Brexit

Expand Older woman leaving a community center with programs for older people in East London.  © 2018 Stephanie Hancock for Human Rights Watch If a week is a long time in politics, July 2016 seems a lifetime ago. Theresa May stood outside 10 Downing Street then and addressed the nation for the first time as prime minister. The Brexit vote had been less than three weeks earlier. She promised to tackle “burning injustices” relating to poverty and discrimination, and at the same time as leaving the EU, to “make Britain a country that works not for a privileged few, but for every one of us.” Today…

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