Christian street preachers and others could be caught by new sweeping powers designed to combat antisocial behavior, a senior lawyer and campaign group have warned.
Lord Macdonald, the former chief prosecutor in the U.K., has written a strongly worded legal opinion on the issue, saying the proposalâ€™s safeguards are â€śshockingly low.â€ť
And an alliance of groups, which includes the Christian Institute and civil liberty organizations, cautioned that the powers will not deter people from nuisance behavior.
Under clause 1 of the new antisocial behavior bill, antisocial behavior orders would be replaced by injunctions to prevent nuisance and annoyance (IPNAs). ...