Many Islington North constituents have written to me about the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (PCSC Bill).
I have very deep concerns about this bill, and its purpose is plain for all to see.
The PCSC Bill will curtail so many of our freedoms that it’s hard to know where to start if one were to list them: freedom of expression, freedom of action, freedom of movement and freedom of speech, especially when people want to protest the exploitative nature of our unfair economic and social structures and are suffering from it so badly.
The bill also fails to address BAME racial bias within policing, unfairly impacts on traveller communities and fails to make harassment of women specifically illegal.
The bill is inhumane and it is clear that it is a strategic move by the Government to protect itself and our exploitative economic system as it continues to make more draconian laws while it still has the chance.
At every opportunity I’ve voted against this bill, and in support of any wise amendments to it.
If you have written to me about the bill you can be sure I’ll continue to make a stand against it.