Protesters gathered at Parliament Square in protest against the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill on Monday(Picture: Shutterstock) MPs have blocked an attempt to introduce a minimum sentence for rape, while voting through highly controversial new laws restricting protests.
The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill later cleared the House of Commons by 365 votes to 265 on Monday evening.
But attempts to scrap controversial curbs on demonstrations were rejected by Government MPs.
As part of efforts to overhaul the justice system, the Government has proposed a raft of changes in the Bill which have sparked months of ‘kill the bill’ protests and widespread condemnation.
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