Pick of the week: Human rights, political wrongs

Tory plans to scrap the human rights act appear to be dead in the water
Tory plans to scrap the human rights act appear to be dead in the water
Natalie Bloomer By

A chance for you to catch up on our top five most-read stories of the week.

Five: Zac Goldsmith beats Sadiq Khan in first TV clash

In fifth place is a report on the first televised debate between Zac Goldsmith and Sadiq Khan. It found that the Conservative candidate found Khan's weaknesses and still stands a decent chance of winning in May.


Four:  Sadiq Khan on course for landslide victory over Zac Goldsmith

Continuing on the theme of the race for London mayor, we have a story from last month on a poll which showed the Labour candidate begins with a hefty lead in the capital.

Three:  Not fit for work: All the times Iain Duncan Smith has got it badly wrong

With two reports published this week which criticised Iain Duncan Smith's flagship Universal Credit programme, our next piece looked at his record as work and pensions secretary and all the times he has got it badly wrong.

Two: PMQs verdict: David Cameron's arrogance blinds him to danger of targeting cancer patients

Next is our verdict on this week's PMQs. It suggested that David Cameron's defence of cuts to support for cancer patients, despite it being a potentially very unpopular policy, shows that his dominant position has left him blind to political dangers.

One: Gove has basically admitted the Tory attack on human rights is dead

And, in the top spot, is a report on Michael Gove's appearance at a select committee hearing this week, where we learned that the Tory plan to scrap the Human Rights Act is pretty much dead in the water.

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