plethora of draconian laws that have been passed by this government, is one
that has led to a basic freedom to be revoked.
Our right to protest to Parliament.
Enforced by the
political police force set up by the Home Office, the SOCA using the Serious
and Organised Crimes Act, arrest any protestors who do not have prior police
permission to protest outside the Houses of Parliament.
A ray of hope to
right that wrong looks to be in trouble as the government plan to extend its
use of the law.
During the Second
Reading of Baroness (Sue) Miller’s Public Demonstrations (Repeals) Bill, the
minister announced that instead of supporting her Bill, the Government would
instead soon be announcing other locations where they intend to curtail the
right to protest.
Baroness Miller said:
talked about Britishness yesterday, but today showed a blatant lack of concern
about their mutilation of one of the most cherished British traditions: freedom
“In fact the
Government appears determined to extend its draconian policies into other parts
of the country.”
One suggestion is that it may be extended to prevent Brian Haws from camping outside Blair's house when he quits Downing St.
How long before our right to protest is lost forever!