In Surrey, we see middle-class activists cause great damage and disruption before getting let off the hook.
Posts Tagged: Protests
His condemnation for the methods of Extinction Rebellion highlights how Labour plans on appealing to those frustrated by the Government.
With his handsome 2019 majority, the Prime Minister may struggle to blame Labour for a limp response.
Steve Bray might be rude and crude, but it’s a price worth paying to avoid putting more barriers between politicians and people.
It will deliver the necessary tools to defend the public from a broad range of harms and deliver justice for victims.
How did a country renowned for politeness and moderation end up executing such an extraordinarily authoritarian response?
Tony Blair would not find a choice between Londoners and motorists versus the self-indulgent direct-action left difficult to make.
Tempting as it may be to stop disruptive demonstrations, these changes give too much discretionary power to the Home Secretary.
Broken glass. Tons of rubbish. Forcing the police to use helicopters. The irony is not lost on me on the harm to the environment.
The Shadow Minister for Domestic Violence says a way should have been found for a peaceful remembrance to go ahead lawfully yesterday.
The police must be politically impartial. That includes being even-handed in upholding the law on protests.
If they “take the knee” towards some demonstrators, but not others, how can we be confident that neutrality is being maintained?
The racism of both men is well known – so why have they been spared from the chop?
“But boy, you sure don’t want these poor business owners getting hurt. People get hurt. As you know, we’ve had… law enforcement have lost their life.”
“The virus itself doesn’t discriminate, and gathering in large groups is temporarily against the rules precisely because it increases the risk…”
The Cambridgeshire Constabulary have been rightly criticised, but the Government needs to set timorous senior officers on firmer legal ground.