London Evening Standard - 2021-11-25


EDITOR’S REPLY Rachael Burford



Dear Naomi You’re right there is growing concern about the Elections Bill. Opposition MPs have warned it challenges the independence of the elections watchdog. Peaceful protest is a right in any democracy and the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill does appear, in parts, to be a draconian piece of legislation which would challenge that. Although I imagine there are many Londoners who would be happy to see the creation of the new offence of “locking on”, which has been tabled as an amendment to tackle Insulate Britain protests.


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