Keeping Britain's roads moving
New measures are expected to be put forward in Parliament today to crackdown on disruptive demonstrators, preventing them from endangering the lives and livelihoods of the hardworking majority.
- Insulate Britain activists who have brought large sections of our major roads to a standstill are breaking the law – those who choose to pursue a path of anti-social, dangerous disruption should face the prospect of jail.
- That is why the government will propose to amend the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill so the police can tackle offenders who they suspect could be about to block or glue themselves to roads, trains, planes, and other vital infrastructure. Demonstrators who break the law could face six months behind bars and be slapped with an unlimited fine.
- The right to peaceful protest does not include the right to wreak havoc on our roads, disrupt thousands of people’s journeys or put lives in danger.