Remember all those controversial laws that were passed? Many of them just came into force
Many of the new bills passed at the last-minute back in April come into force today, including the Borders Bill and the Policing Bill. Here’s a round-up of what they are and why some have proven extremely controversial.
The government already has the perfect replacement for the Vagrancy Act – nothing at all
The Napoleonic Wars-era Vagrancy Act is set to be scrapped with an ongoing consultation on what should replace it. But Centrepoint’s Balbir Kaur Chatrik says rough sleepers should be supported rather than punished.
Why the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill is the perfect opportunity to axe the Vagrancy Act
Rough sleepers need help not policing, writes the MP for Cities of London and Westminster Nickie Aiken, as the Westminster government’s amendment to scrap the 200-year-old Vagrancy Act reaches the Commons.