As drafted it would let many of those who block highways and vandalise property get away with it, just as they do today.
A woman has just been arrested not even for speaking, but for thinking, the wrong thoughts. And it is a policy that could be rolled out across the country.
The most alarmingly disproportionate restrictions against the freedom to protest in the Public Order Bill aren’t targeted against ambulance-blockers but against people who hold pro-life views.
The move toward legalising every corner of life undermines community accountability, politicises justice, and paves the way for legally privileging fashionable causes over others.