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

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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 on which it could impose the order. “Separate gatherings, separated both in time and by many...

John Bercow: Brexit is UK's biggest mistake since second world war | Politics

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Former Speaker tells foreign media UK is better off as part of EU power bloc. Days after bowing out as Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow has described Brexit as the biggest mistake Britain has made since the second world war. Bercow, who was persistently accused of bias by Brexit-backing MPs during his term as Speaker, gave a valedictory speech to the Foreign Press Association, revealing himself to be a remainer. Lindsay Hoyle elected new Speaker of the House of Commons – as it happened Read more “I don’t think it helps the UK. Brexit is the biggest mistake of this country after the war. I respect [the] prime minister, [Boris] Johnson, but Brexit doesn’t help us. It’s better to be...

John Bercow: Brexit is UK's biggest mistake since second world war | Politics | The Guardian

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Former Speaker tells foreign media UK is better off as part of EU power bloc...