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Police ban on Extinction Rebellion protests ruled illegal by high court | Environment | The Guardian

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Section 14 order issued to halt protest across London was not legitimate, high court rules. Hundreds of Extinction Rebellion protesters may sue the Metropolitan police for unlawful arrest after the high court quashed an order banning the group’s protests in London last month. Mr Justice Dingemans and Mr Justice Chamberlain said the Met’s section 14 order that XR “must now cease their protests within London” was unlawful because it went beyond the powers granted to police by the Public Order Act 1986. In a judicial review ruling handed down on Wednesday morning, the judges said the Met had been wrong to define Extinction Rebellion’s two-week long “autumn uprising” as a single public assembly ...

Don’t sign pledges on NHS or climate, Tory HQ tells candidates | Politics

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Exclusive: leaked briefing note advises candidates not to sign up to non-approved pledges – but supporting shooting is allowed. Conservative candidates in the general election will be told not to sign up to specific pledges on protecting the NHS from privatisation and trade deals or tackling climate change, according to a leaked internal document from party headquarters. The 11-page briefing note explains the party’s position on nine key areas and “strongly advises” prospective Tory MPs “against signing up to any pledges” unless they have been agreed from the centre. However, supporting shooting is allowed “as an important part of rural life”, the document says. Although the briefing sets ou...

Sir Lindsay Hoyle elected new Commons Speaker - BBC News

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Sir Lindsay Hoyle was dragged to the chair after his election after four rounds of voting. Labour MP and deputy Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle has been elected by MPs as the new Commons Speaker, after John Bercow stepped down. After winning the final round of voting against Chris Bryant, Sir Lindsay was dragged to the chair by MPs, where he pledged to be a "neutral" Speaker. He also paid tribute to his daughter, Natalie, who died in 2017, saying she would "always be missed". The Speaker keeps order in Commons debates and calls MPs to speak. Speakers must be politically impartial, which means Sir Lindsay will be required to resign from the...