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UK Review of Protest Tactics Expected to Clamp Down on Disruptive Groups

UK Review of Protest Tactics Expected to Clamp Down on Disruptive Groups

A 240-page review by Lord Walney will recommend future proscribing of groups causing significant disruption. The report highlights actions by groups like Palestine Action and Just Stop Oil. Set to be presented with parliamentary privilege, it includes over 40 recommendations, including compensation for disruptions and protections for teachers and MPs.
A comprehensive 240-page review of disruptive protest tactics, authored by former Labour MP Lord Walney (John Woodcock), will be presented to the UK Parliament.

Instead of calling for the immediate banning of specific groups like Palestine Action and Just Stop Oil, the report will suggest that future measures be introduced to proscribe groups that cause significant public and worker disruption.

Set to be laid before parliament as a Commons paper, the report includes over 40 recommendations aimed at reducing political violence and interruption.

Highlighting the disruptive actions of groups such as Palestine Action, Just Stop Oil, and Extinction Rebellion, the report draws a parallel to banning terror groups to hinder their activities.

The recommendations include compensation for disruptions and enhanced protections for teachers and MPs.

Presentation as a 'motion for unopposed return' grants the report parliamentary privilege, preventing defamation claims from named groups.
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