Re: Rights , yea right...
Incorrect: In the UK, we do have *some* rights. These are set out in the law and have existed for quite a long time, now.
An example is the right of access. As a land owner, I have the right, as defined and protected by the law, to access my land. It I rent that land out, I confer that right to the person renting the land. When that rental agreement expires, the right resorts back to me.
Example: We have the right of way along defined routes crossing otherwise private land. The land owner has a duty not to obstruct our use of that route, although we also have a duty not to stray off that route.
The problem is so many people claim they have rights where they do not. They believe that, when the law does not forbid something, then they have the right to do it, and of cause they do not. Sometimes they believe they have rights even when the law states they do not. This is what belittles what rights we do have.
Of cause, enforcing those rights is also a pain. Often people ignore a real right for their imaginary one. This causes arguments. These can be sorted through arbitration by a neutral party, or referred to court for arbitration by an appointed judge. This is considered a civil matter rather than a criminal one, and often results in fines, behavior orders and the odd slapped wrist. Rarely does it cause the guilty party to change their mind as to what their 'rights' are, however.