It really is disappointing Rt Hon Michael Moore MP ignored his constituents, as well as the many charities and campaigning groups that have spoken out against the gagging law. He also rejected the Lord’s positive amendments.
The gagging law introduces new rules that would prevent non politicians from speaking up on the big issues of the day.
Loads of charities and campaign groups have spoken up about it, not just 38 Degrees, from the Royal British Legion to Oxfam, to the RSPB.
Despite how vocal civil society has been about the problems with this law, the government has been trying to rush it through without proper scrutiny.
Groups that normally wouldn’t agree have been uniting to speak out against this law. Politics is too important to leave to political parties, and in a healthy democracy everyone should be able to express their views.