Law and Justice

Police have arrested more than 150 anti-lockdown protestors in central London during demonstrations today (Saturday) against Covid restrictions. Hundreds of people marched through Westminster chanting “shame on you” and carrying signs proclaiming “defend freedom, defend humanity”. Police had lined up in a number of streets in the West End and “confronted crowds of protestors in St James’s Park, near Westminster,” reports...

Tory MPs condemn England’s new tiers as ‘authoritarianism at work’

A cabal of Conservative MPs have condemned their government’s new tier-system for post-lockdown England as “authoritarianism at work”. Unveiling the tiers that come into force when lockdown ends on December 2, Matt Hancock told the Commons the tiers for England...

Priti Patel’s ban on ‘two-or-more’ people protesting will ‘cause a lot of trouble’

Priti Patel wants to ban protests of more than two people during the second lockdown and has briefed senior police officers to enforce coronavirus law banning marches and demonstrations. Chief...

Priti Patel spends £30k for jumbo jet to deport one asylum seeker

The Home Office has spent £30,000 to charter a jumbo jet in order to deport a single asylum seeker to France. An investigation by Channel 4 News discovered the “deportation...

PM puts army on notice and says Covid restrictions could last until March

The British army has been put on notice to deploy on British streets by the prime minister who today announced a tightening of restrictions to try and curb the...

Protestors and police clash as PM ponders second lockdown for UK’s second Covid wave

Anti-lockdown protestors have gathered at Trafalgar Square as the prime minister toils in Downing Street to devise a response to alarming rises in Covid-19. Police have clashed with anti-maskers, anti-vaxxers, 5G conspiracists, pro-cannabis activists and...

NHS contact tracing app due as Covid-19 rules prove more divisive than Brexit

Coronavirus rules and restrictions are proving even more divisive than Brexit in Britain, according to a poll of 10,000 people carried out across the UK. Demos has found that animosity between people who stick to...

Govt to override Brexit Withdrawal Agreement – a risk to Northern Ireland’s ‘peace and...

The UK government is preparing to override parts of the Brexit withdrawal agreement that is designed to avoid a hard border in Ireland, putting at risk the “peace and stability built up over decades”. Downing...

Your right to peaceful protest in UK is under threat, says Liberty

Liberty have warned that the right to peaceful protest in the UK is under threat with pre-emptive police measures and “unworkable restrictions” taken against demonstrators. The civil liberties group say forceful and “heavy-handed” police tactics...

XR’s 10 days of protest starts with arrests at Parliament Square

Extinction Rebellion (XR) protestors have converged on Parliament Square to begin 10 days of disruption and civil disobedience as MPs returned to the Commons today. Police made at least 90 arrests as thousands of XR...