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Liberty teams up with David Shrigley for 'Keep Britain Kind' human rights campaign


By Rebecca Stewart | Trends Editor

June 9, 2017 | 3 min read

Human rights organisation Liberty has collaborated with artist David Shrigley to launch a campaign that calls on the new government to 'Keep Britain Kind' over the next five years.

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Liberty teams up with David Shrigley for 'Keep Britain Kind' human rights campaign

The illustrator has designed several pieces of artwork for the charity, calling on Theresa May's newly-formed order to undo what it claims are "divisive laws and rhetoric" that have become an everyday part of UK political life.


The campaign launches just hours after a shock snap election result prompted May to set course for a minority government propped up by support from the DUP.

Over the next five years Liberty has pledged to campaign through the courts, in Parliament and on the streets to dismantle legislation and attitudes around border control, rules around letting properties and racial profiling.

Those interested can sign up for updates on how to take action, while animated artwork from Shrigley will be displayed on Clear Channel digital billboards around the UK to promote the charity's cause.

Commenting on his involvement, Shrigley said: "Days like today are a chance to think about the kind of country we want to be and decide if we’re happy with what’s being done in our name. Division, discrimination and public attacks on our human rights aren’t what our country’s politics should be built on.

"At times like these, we need to unite and champion all that’s best about the UK – our humour, our diversity and our capacity for kindness – and tell our new government that we won’t accept the politics of fear. I think this campaign sums that message up."

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