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Policing Bill passes its second reading.

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Blossoming Wed 17-Mar-21 17:42:12

The government’s Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill has passed its second reading in the House of Commons. The controversial legislation would see, among other things:

Fines and prison sentences for anyone found guilty of causing “serious annoyance”.

The potential for a ten-year prison sentence for damaging a statue.

Noise and time restrictions on demonstrations, even those carried out by just one person.

This has the potential to prevent even the most peaceful of demonstrations and does nothing to address violent crime.

Remember ladies, if you need to be out for any reason disguise yourself as a statue and the police will protect you.

MaizieD Wed 17-Mar-21 21:23:58

Remember ladies, if you need to be out for any reason disguise yourself as a statue and the police will protect you.

Have you read Marina Hyde in the Guardian today?

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/mar/16/women-statues-government-tougher-sentences

grin

Blossoming Wed 17-Mar-21 21:36:01

I love her writing, thanks for the link!

suziewoozie Wed 17-Mar-21 23:28:54

With the incredibly low detection rates of so much crime in this country, increasing the length of sentences just seems a tad irrelevant

suziewoozie Wed 17-Mar-21 23:29:43

MH rocks 😀

Hetty58 Wed 17-Mar-21 23:35:43

suziewoozie, exactly - it's conviction levels we need to increase.