Encourages ‘mob rule’

The implementation of censorship zones set a precedent that a pressure group can censor another minority group they disagree with. This is ‘mob-rule’ in action.

We already see PSPOs and similar powers targeted at other vulnerable minority groups, such as the homeless, who are seen as less ‘desirable’ in city centres. Where do you draw the line once this precedent for censorship takes hold?

Using powers to target groups that do not break the law risks setting a precedent of demonisation without justification. This is bad for civil society, and it is bad for politics.