Tag Archives: Priti Patel

Tory Security Bill will ‘criminalise public interest journalism’

Britain under the self-proclaimed “compassionate Conservatives” moved much closer to becoming a police state this week with the passing of Priti Patel’s National Security Bill in the House of Commons. Warnings have been raised that the bill as it stands … Continue reading

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Tory MP Colburn caught out as ‘leftists’ defend public liberties

In the middle of “Party Gate”, one local Conservative MP has shown that not only does he favour authoritarian laws that remove the rights and liberties that helped to make this country what it is today, but he managed to … Continue reading

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The Police and Courts Bill is an assault on basic British liberty

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Boris Johnson’s government is about to change the law to clamp down on peaceful protesting, handing powers to the police that are more Draconian than those used by the Chinese to shut down democracy campaigners in Hong Kong, … Continue reading

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Croydon warns Whitehall it will end taking child asylum-seekers

Just as the US-backed government in Afghanistan collapsed under assault from the Taliban, with potentially tens of thousands of people urgently seeking refuge outside their homeland, so Croydon Council has announced that it will refuse to take any more unaccompanied … Continue reading

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Bediako released from detention centre after 24-day battle

Joey Bediako, the Thornton Heath man facing forced deportation, was given an 11th-hour reprieve last night when he was released from the notorious Brook House detention centre near Gatwick Airport. The news was announced just after 8pm last night by … Continue reading

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