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Parliament debates new law ‘targeting’ Gypsies

  MPs yesterday debated a section of the police, crime, sentencing and courts bill which targets Gypsies and Travellers. The bill will, among other proposals, allow police to confiscate all possessions if there is a suspected risk of these groups engaging in “offensive conduct” on private land. Parliament was split on the issue, with Labour… Read more »

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Priti Patel: New asylum legislation on its way.
Walking a ‘fine line between popular and populist’.

  The first day of debate over the controversial police, crime, sentencing and courts bill drew criticism for the proposals from MPs on all sides. Former prime minister Theresa May gave a stinging assessment of the bill saying it walked a “fine line between popular and populist.” A variety of matters were discussed, including the… Read more »