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The Tory Policing Bill 2021: continuities in revanchism and denial

The controversial Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill has been a topic of debate since it was made public in March. Since then, a wave of #KillTheBill demonstrations have taken place across the country, as protestors worry the Bill could impose tighter restrictions on the right to protest. Dr Roy Coleman and Beka Mullin-McCandlish discuss the Bill and the crisis of authority embroiling the UK.