This Bill was ill-conceived and poorly written but just shows how this Govt wants to control every aspect of our behaviour!
This is a re-blog shared from http://www.dailymail.co.uk (see full link at foot of post)
By Matt Chorley, Mail online Political Editor PUBLISHED: 09:39, 9 January 2014
The Government has suffered a massive defeat over plans to outlaw ‘annoying’ behaviour which could have outlawed noisy children, carol singers and nudists.Dozens of Tory and Lib Dems peers in the House of Lords struck out the plan to impose new injunctions on people accused of creating ‘nuisance and annoyance’.Critics said the legislation would have had a ‘chilling effect on lawful conduct’ and insisted the British public must show ‘tolerance and forbearance’.The row centres on the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill which includes power for the courts to grant an injunction against someone who ‘has engaged in, or is threatening to engage in, anti-social behaviour’.
The Government wants to replace anti-social behaviour orders (Asbos) with injunctions to prevent nuisance and annoyance (Ipnas).Under the…
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