Today parliament voted on the second reading for the policing bill (Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill). Amongst a myriad of terrifying possibilities, if the bill passes, this would mean that people could be sentenced for up to ten years in prison for ‘defacing’ a statue, could be stopped from what used to be lawful and peaceful protest and would allow the police extra ‘stop and search’ powers. I wonder who would be stopped and searched?
This is serious.
More updates to come.