“King John rode from his castle here to Runnymede where he met the barons to sign the Magna Carta. The principles enshrined in Magna Carta; the primacy of the rule of the law; that none shall be taxed without representation and importantly the freedom of the English church, are seen as the first glimmers of Human Rights. They are principles that bolstered my desire to enter public service. The House will be aware that Human Rights were not conceived in 1998 they existed for centuries…”
New Tory MP Ranil Jayawardena hits the nail on the head during his maiden speech.