Historic assault on rights in UK amid political crisis

Asad Rehman discusses the set of regressive bills proposed by conservatives in the UK parliament and the response in the streets

January 26, 2022 by Peoples Dispatch

Conservatives in UK parliament are launching an all out attack on people’s fundamental rights through a series of regressive bills on policing and the right to protest, voting, immigration, legal proceedings and more. These attacks on rights have been met with massive opposition with broad sections of British society taking to the streets across the country. All the while, British institutional politics have been up in flames with PM Boris Johnson being implicated in scandal after scandal.

Asad Rehman, the executive director of War on Want (https://waronwant.org/), discusses the implication of these regressive bills, especially on the most marginalized communities, as well as the hypocrisy of the British ruling class.