COPS are too lenient on climate protesters who break the law, a Sun poll has found.
Home Secretary Suella Braverman last week told “woke” police to focus on nailing crooks.
A Sun poll found cops are too lenient with eco-protesters[/caption]
In our poll, 44 per cent of Brits think police are too lenient with eco-yobs[/caption]
PM Rishi Sunak hails a new law, from today, which could mean six months’ jail and big fines for activists who glue themselves to roads or buildings.
In our poll, 44 per cent think police are too lenient with eco yobs.
Just 13 per cent say they are too harsh.
And 46 per cent want tougher sentencing.
The public say not enough is done to tackle anti-social behaviour and knife crime.
Tory voters want tougher action, while Labour’s are more sympathetic to activists — giving Sir Keir Starmer an election headache.
- YOUGOV polled 3,031 adults between April 26 and 28.
We won’t let selfish protest mob win
By Prime Minister Rishi Sunak
WE are all outraged by scenes of eco-warriors causing havoc in stunts across the UK.
They have set out to inflict maximum misery.
Hard-working people haven’t been able to get to work to earn money for their families.
Ambulances and fire engines have been blocked, unable to help people in need.
And instead of catching criminals, the police have spent hundreds of hours manning the disruption.
Today, we have brought in new criminal offences to put people who try to carry out these guerrilla tactics behind bars.
I am determined not to let selfish protesters get away with causing disorder and misery — so today, we end the chaos.