Public Order

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:49 pm on 8th June 2020.

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Photo of Tom Hunt Tom Hunt Conservative, Ipswich 4:49 pm, 8th June 2020

I wish to say how appalled I was by the damage to the Winston Churchill monument on the 76th anniversary of D-day. My constituents and I are absolutely appalled. The people who did that are ignorant fools and should be properly held to account. The big job is to get the balance right between respectful, peaceful protest and preventing criminal damage and mass destruction. Does my right hon. Friend think we have the right balance at the moment? Do the police have the powers that they need to get that balance right?