MPs damn ‘blunderbuss’ public order proposals as ‘unacceptable threat’ to right to protest — The Justice Gap – guest post

  • preface by BS for non-UK readers: You cannot be expected to be aware that the current UK PM just and only just survived a vote of (non-) confidence in Parliament with 148 of his own MPs voting to oust him). So ANY – even low level resistance to any policies he is now trying to introduce is a sign of a strengthening opposition to his policies. Together with the ECtHR decision to stop the deportation to Rwanda, the relief is palpable in the atmosphere in the country, it seems to me.

MPs and peers damned the government’s draft Public Order Bill as posing ‘an unacceptable threat to the fundamental right to engage in peaceful protest’. The joint committee on human rights argues that the proposals go beyond the ‘stated intention behind the Bill is to strengthen police powers to tackle dangerous and highly disruptive protest tactics’. The…

MPs damn ‘blunderbuss’ public order proposals as ‘unacceptable threat’ to right to protest — The Justice Gap

~ by Barbara S on June 17, 2022.

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