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B1241 - Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (Amendment) Bill 2017 Watch

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    I'm worried lol. Why am I agreeing to UKIP policy?!
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    Very strong nay. The "Unlawful Assembly" element places far too many restrictions on protest, and people should not be punished for attempting to retain anonymity in a public place. I'd also like it included in the Bill that religious clothing is necessarily a 'lawful excuse'.
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    Mr Speaker,

    I like the principles and intentions behind the bill however as other members of the house have identified this is a bit excessive. If the author of the bill agrees to make the bill in 2nd reading more clearer and less extreme the bill will gain more support.
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    (Original post by mr T 999)
    Mr Speaker,

    I like the principles and intentions behind the bill however as other members of the house have identified this is a bit excessive. If the author of the bill agrees to make the bill in 2nd reading more clearer and less extreme the bill will gain more support.
    I have to agree. It does need to be made a lot clearer. I support the idea, but struggle to support the application here.
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    Very strong nay. The "Unlawful Assembly" element places far too many restrictions on protest, and people should not be punished for attempting to retain anonymity in a public place. I'd also like it included in the Bill that religious clothing is necessarily a 'lawful excuse'.
    So you want rioters and vandals to be able to get away with their crimes?
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    (Original post by Unown Uzer)
    So you want rioters and vandals to be able to get away with their crimes?
    They don't, and it's sad that you'd pretend the law as it is currently is the issue in order to justify a super authoritarian Bill.

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    This bill is a very close copy of Canada's Criminal Code; it should be rejected for its similarities.
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    (Original post by Unown Uzer)
    And it should be illegal for people to disturb the peace by playing music loudly. Do you want people being a nuisance and playing loud music without your consent?
    I thought this was a bill about masked riots, of three or more individuals. Do intend for it to cover the playing of music as well? Do two people blaring music escape the law, but three people blaring music risk imprisonment of up to 5 years, or 10 if they are wearing a mask?

    I am of course being a little hyperbolic, they won't go to prison for that long. However, I'm confused as to why you have brought music into this, it doesn't seem to fit this bill about unlawful assemblies.

    Do you mean for this bill to also cover loud parties then? If I'm wearing a mask at a fancy dress party and the police are called for noise, am i risking 10 years imprisonment for being masked?
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    (Original post by Unown Uzer)
    So you want rioters and vandals to be able to get away with their crimes?
    By ignoring TheDefiniteArticles on religious clothing, it suggests that you believe religious clothing should be counted as "masked". Can you confirm or deny this?
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    Order! This bill is in cessation.
 
 
 
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