UK civil liberties

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UK Covid passports – who's for and who's against?
Labour leftwingers and Tory libertarians oppose them, while Keir Starmer’s position appears flexible

Peter Walker Political correspondent

06, Apr, 2021 @12:50 PM

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The Guardian view on lifting lockdown: we need cohesion, not division | Editorial
Editorial: The loosening of restrictions will bring new tensions as well as freedoms. Ministers must stop inflaming them


04, Apr, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Gove launches charm offensive over Covid passport scheme
Cabinet Office minister meets MPs over Zoom in attempt to win around opponents

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

29, Mar, 2021 @8:15 PM

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Give pause before you raise a glass to the prospect of a vaccine passport | Stephanie Hare
The prime minister’s ‘papers for pints’ scheme is nothing less than a national ID card by stealth

Stephanie Hare

28, Mar, 2021 @7:45 AM

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Why is anti-protest bill generating so much controversy?
Critics say handing police and home secretary more discretionary powers will undermine civil liberties

Haroon Siddique and Matthew Weaver

22, Mar, 2021 @10:55 AM

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Dozens of arrests as thousands march in London against Covid lockdown
Police order crowds to disperse after demonstrators gather in Hyde Park for Piers Corbyn speech

Mattha Busby and agencies

20, Mar, 2021 @4:16 PM

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Policing bill is a grave threat to our right to protest | Letters
Letters: Guardian readers on the police, crime, sentencing and courts bill and the threat it poses to civil liberties


17, Mar, 2021 @6:03 PM

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Boris Johnson is a champion of liberty – but only for people like him | Owen Jones
The government professes to defend ancient rights, but its new laws crack down on our most basic freedoms, says the Guardian columnist Owen Jones

Owen Jones

16, Mar, 2021 @4:40 PM

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The Guardian view on policing dissent: Johnson plays politics with protest | Editorial
Editorial: A new bill will allow ministers who have failed to address violence against women and girls to curb their right to protest about it


15, Mar, 2021 @7:29 PM

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New anti-protest bill raises profound concern and alarm, human rights groups say
Exclusive: ‘draconian’ 307-page police, crime and sentencing bill is being rushed through, charities, unions and faith communities say

Aubrey Allegretti and Maya Wolfe-Robinson

14, Mar, 2021 @10:00 PM

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Civil liberties groups call police plans for demos an 'assault' on right to protest
Report comes shortly after proposal of new laws granting more powers to officers and the home secretary

Haroon Siddique

11, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The Guardian view on Covid and civil liberties: keeping a close watch on government
Editorial: Curtailing freedoms has saved lives – but we must not sacrifice them carelessly. Essential rights are under pressure


10, Mar, 2021 @6:25 PM

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