EXPLAINER: The Public Order Bill 2022

Having successfully passed one piece of vague, draconian public order legislation, the government is already embarking on the introduction of another. During the passage of the recently enacted Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts (PCSC) Act, the government attempted...

What does the law say about strip search?

Photo credit: HeardInLondon A strip search involves the police asking you to undress beyond removing outer clothing layers, like a coat, hat or gloves. The use of this tactic has been widely criticised for its intimidatory and abusive nature, and the recent case of...

COP26: will Police Scotland keep their promises?

Police Scotland invite the press to witness their ongoing public order training at Craigiehall Camp at South Queensferry. Iain Masterton/Alamy Live News With plans for 10,000 police officers on duty every day during the United Nations Climate Conference (COP26) in...