30 June 2013 — Banned in London
The Manifesto Club’s Banned in London map showed the worrying extent of public space regulation, with hundreds of banned zones within which ordinary rights are suspended.
The new anti-social behaviour legislation announced in the Queen’s speech makes all this look very mild. Every draconian power has been replaced with something far worse.
Read our Briefing Document on these new powers, which are so broad that they could be used to ban rough sleeping or begging. The briefing document was reported by Press Association, Daily Telegraph, Left Foot Forward, Huffington Post, Daily Express, and the Belfast Telegraph.
See also our article on spiked: The Queen’s speech and the blanket bans.
We are working with other interested groups to organise opposition to these new laws. If you would like to be involved, get in touch.