E-Petitions: Block Passage of Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill

My thanks to the lady who’s just informed me of an important e-petition to be sent to the government. From the website:

Responsible department: Home Office

Organisations such as the Manifesto Club and the human rights group Liberty have expressed serious concerns regarding the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill. Provisions within the bill criminalise any behaviour which can potentially cause ‘nuisance or annoyance’ from the age of 10. It also grants local authorities, police and even private security firms sweeping powers to bar citizens from assembling lawfully in public spaces, which seriously curtails the rights to protest and freedom of assembly. Those who defy orders under the new rules will face arrest, fines and even prison time. This is a threat to human rights and effectively renders the United Kingdom a police state. It is absolutely essential that the bill is stopped unless it is amended to address current concerns.

A link to the e-petition:

http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/53083

I’ve just signed it along with one about the same issue on ‘Change.org’ which is attracting a lot of signatures (link below). It’s already 90% of the way towards its target of 25,000 signatures. We urge you to sign both petitions, it takes little time or effort. Thanks.

http://www.change.org/petitions/uk-government-reject-the-anti-social-behaviour-crime-and-policing-bill

 

 

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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