But, as things stand, we have little in the way of clarity because everything hinges on a definition of “serious disruption” and we do not yet have one.
Such vague and ill-defined terms are concerning, it can give carte blanche to the police to do all sorts.
I don’t believe the police need additional powers or that we need to place further restrictions on the right to protest. I swear its not even been a year since they introduced legislation that placed further restrictions on protesting and the cunts are going for it again.
Hopefully Labour don’t abstain like they did with the Spy Cops bill, fucking wankers. From the quotes in the article, it looks like they probably wouldn’t pussy out, but who knows.
Where’s the freedom of speech obsessed right wingers? Full of bluster when its some trivial social media bullshit about someone being scolded for not being woke enough, totally fucking absent when its actual fucking legislation restricting our freedoms. Disingenuous wankers.
They really don’t dream of being a far right authoritarian party. Why would they dream that when they are just basic libertarians. The only possible thing you could cite relates to Jakey’s comment:
I agree with this comment wholeheartedly, but I don’t think the Tories wish to control protests cos they dream of a far right dictatorship; I don’t give them anywhere near that kind of long game credit. That said they would undermine democracy out of self service and by accident in a heartbeat.
I follow a bunch of normie right wingers on twitter and they do actually object to all the covid lockdown restrictions and they do complain about restrictions to right of protest when it’s against their own side. Doubt they’d make much fuss about infringements upon say extinction rebellion though.
The Tory force is strong in the BBC. The Director General (a man with a taste for cheap-looking suits and has a disarmingly weak handshake) is best buddies with George Osborne and has given handsomely to the party over the years.