Elections bill

UK’s civil liberties rating downgraded thanks to government crackdowns on protests, elections and strikes
Activism

UK’s civil liberties rating downgraded thanks to government crackdowns on protests, elections and strikes

The UK was one of just five European countries to be ranked as less open than before

Remember all those controversial laws that were passed? Many of them just came into force
Politics

Remember all those controversial laws that were passed? Many of them just came into force

Many of the new bills passed at the last-minute back in April come into force today, including the Borders Bill and the Policing Bill. Here’s a round-up of what they are and why some have proven extremely controversial.

‘A full-fronted attack on our democracy’: New voter ID laws make it harder for young people to vote
Elections

‘A full-fronted attack on our democracy’: New voter ID laws make it harder for young people to vote

The Elections Bill permits older person’s bus passes and Oyster 60+ cards as ID – but not student cards and young persons railcards.

5 new laws for 2022 – and what they mean for your rights
New laws

5 new laws for 2022 – and what they mean for your rights

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