What are the current progressive battlegrounds for “rights” in the UK?
The reason I ask is that all of the areas I can think of could be said to already be relatively “progressive.”
- The Abortion Act 1967 makes abortion legal until the end of the 24th week.
- The wage gap is close to zero (and negative in some age groups) when subjected to a multivariate analysis.
- The Communications Act 2003 prohibits incitement to violence and menacing trolling.
- The Equalities Act 2010 prohibits discrimination against all the protected groups.
- The Employment Rights Act 1996 gives the right to leave for child care (eg. 52 weeks for maternity) and to flexible working patterns.
- The Working Time Act 1998 mandates 28 days paid holidays, breaks from work and attempts to limit working hours.
- The Pensions Act 2008 gives the right to an occupational pension.
- The National Minimum Wage Act 1998 gives a minimum wage.