Thank you, I appreciate your feedback.
Regarding the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill 2021, I think the best way to get rid of it is to take advantage of the rather unfortunate timing to increase public pressure on the government, and, ironically, protest the bill.
I no longer live in the UK, but if I did, I’d be on the green outside Westminster exercising my right — while I still have it! — to advocate against this bill’s passage, as I would hope many others would too.
The other method for those that live in the UK, especially those who are represented by conservative MPs in parliament, is to contact their local MP and voice their concerns about the bill. In theory, that’s exactly how our democracy is supposed to work: no matter the ideology of the individual MP, if enough of their constituents make clear their opposition to a particular piece of legislation, that MP should act as their representative, not act in spite of their constituent’s concerns.
If the law does pass, then I would highly suggest as many people as possible protest the law. The far-reaching consequences to the democratic integrity of the UK that this bill presents is rather alarming, and warrants such action, I think. Plus, what better way to protest an anti-protest bill than to engage en masse in the exact conduct the bill attempts to clamp down on.
The police state they need better laws to effectively control protests — but of course they say that: they’re trained to think in those terms, and I can’t blame them for doing so. But the other side needs to be considered, and I can only hope the many human rights activists, lawyers, and politicians that oppose the bill will convince enough Tory MPs to let the people keep their freedom.