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.
MPs vote through ‘deeply depressing’ voter ID laws
The voter ID law will make it mandatory for people to prove their identity in elections, sparking fears among disenfranchised groups.
Voter ID plans could stop a million people from voting, say MPs
Ministers have not come up with enough evidence to prove the voter ID proposals are justified, a committee said.