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Proposed Police, Crime and Sentencing Bill is an attack on democracy


The Silver Shroud
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 This is something we should all be worried about.

The proposed bill, as it went to the Lords, would have criminalised protest, with protesters suffering prison or sky-high fines for not observing prohibitive new rules, about which they could not pretend they did not know if tried in court. The police and home secretary would become the arbiters of whether a protest or assembly is allowable, when it can start and finish, and they could outlaw it if it is too noisy. The police would be empowered to issue “serious disruption prevention orders” at will, arrest individuals without any cause except that they look suspicious, and imprison, for up to 51 weeks, those who “lock on” to railings. Protest in Parliament Square was to be off limits. Patel belongs in today’s Hong Kong, Beijing or Singapore – not Britain, a former beacon of democracy.

Attempting to ban protest is usually the mark of a repressive state. That’s not us, is it? | Will Hutton | The Guardian

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Guest Br Cornelius

The Feudal Dictatorial kingdom of the English is well underway.

Let me clarify, when a populist repressive backward looking regime fails to deliver on its promise to return to the "good old days", they always have set in place the tools to contain the inevitable backlash and civil unrest.

Belt and braces dictatorship by the book.

 

 

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More lies and propaganda.

The proposed law does not ban peaceful demonstration, it bans those making an nuisance of themselves to the rest of the public.

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Ah the Guardian - home of the navel gazing metropolitan liberal 'elite' talking to itself.

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Guest Br Cornelius
11 minutes ago, itsnotoutthere said:

Ah the Guardian - home of the navel gazing metropolitan liberal 'elite' talking to itself.

Indeed.

However the Lords agree with its conclusions.
 

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3 hours ago, Br Cornelius said:

Indeed.

However the Lords agree with its conclusions.
 

Br Cornelius

The House of Lords that everyone wants to abolish.

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45 minutes ago, itsnotoutthere said:

The House of Lords that everyone wants to abolish.

It would be better if it were. You should look to Ireland for an example of an elected second chamber.

 

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2 minutes ago, Br Cornelius said:

It would be better if it were. You should look to Ireland for an example of an elected second chamber.

 

Br Cornelius

Agreed.

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Yes, rather than use regulations to remove protesters safely just randomly turn on the water cannons and pepper spray. 

 

You know it makes sense. :gun:

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Or the French method, crack a few skulls.

 

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