The government plan to give police new powers to crack down on protests have cleared the first hurdle in the House of Commons. That’s despite warnings from civil liberties groups that it constitutes an assault on the right to demonstrate.
Drew Hendry, SNP MP for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey tells Bloomberg Westminster’s Roger Hearing and Caroline Hepker that the right to protest is being chipped away and that is why he voted against the government’s policing, crime, sentencing and courts bill.
Plus can ‘Global Britain’ as laid out in the integrated review, match its vision with the budget? Bloomberg’s Therese Raphael calls it a refrain from previous strategic reviews.
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