I’ve written at Comment is Free today about the threat, made by lap-dancing club owners, to use the Human Rights Act to challenge the new legislation regulating them:

It’s difficult to argue that firms should never enjoy convention rights – if they didn’t, media organisations like the Guardian would be unable to enforce freedom of expression, in all our interests … But there is a real absurdity in the idea that a hedge fund based in the Cayman Islands can claim its human rights have been breached.

I explain the new legislation, then give my view on the club owners’ chances of success and on the attitude councils should take in the face of them. Read the full piece here.

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