Public Order Act 2023 — 16 May 2023 at 18:50
“a draconian and utterly unjustified attack on protest rights.”-[Official Report, 7 March 2023; Vol. 729, c. 209.]
“We can’t come into office, picking through all the Conservative legislation and repealing it…It would take up so much parliamentary time.”
“look very carefully at this legislation”,
“the exercise of these rights”
“prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society in the interests of national security or public safety, for the prevention of disorder or crime”.
“for the protection of health or morals”
“The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it.”
“Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government.”
“the surrender to the blob risks exposing the Government to ridicule.”
“the touchstone of all freedoms”.
“it is applicable not only to ‘information’ or ‘ideas’ that are favourably received or regarded as inoffensive or as a matter of indifference, but also to those that offend, shock or disturb”.
“some pretty direct and personal feedback”
“The current rhetoric around protest tends to downplay the importance of the right to…protest”
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||277 (+2 tell)||0||0||77.5%|
|SNP||0||39 (+2 tell)||0||91.1%|