Safe in whose hands: Comparing Johnson’s and Corbyn’s voting record on terrorism, crime and security

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Boris Johnson was personally warned about risks of freeing terrorists

Terrorism has been an enduring theme of threat that the UK has faced, over decades, from many different sources. We must question our politicians on how they have voted on terrorism, crime and security.

Looking at the way our politicians vote on these most important issues helps the public understand who really does have our best interest at heart.

Koser Saeed looks at both Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn examining their voting records on voting record on terrorism, crime and security the results are contrary to the general perception the public are given to believe and in some cases the yea or nay of the vote is quite shocking.

Is it a wonder why Boris Johnson sought to distance himself from decisions made by previous Conservative governments as he appeared on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show on Sunday.

When pushed on the record of the Tories on law and order and spending since 2010, Johnson repeatedly said he’s only been prime minister since the summer, and that previous governments had to implement “prudent” management of public finances.

Johnson also said a government under him would invest more in the criminal justice system. He said about 74 convicted terrorists have been released early, and that they were now being “properly invigilated” in light of Friday’s attack.

Johnson Refuses to Take Blame for Previous Tory Policies but is own voting records on terrorism, crime and security speaks volumes.


koser Saeed writes, I’m going through MP’s voting histories, as you know folks, and I thought it might be helpful to take a look at how Johnson performs, compared to Corbyn, on anti-terrorism, fighting crime and security measures.

I’ve covered everything I could find from 2015 to 2019, so it’s fairly current. Think you might find it an interesting read?…

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28th November 2018 – Offensive Weapons Bill — New Clause 26

Aggravated Offence of Possessing a Corrosive Substance or Dangerous Knifes on Mopeds or Motorbikes – MPs were voting on a clause that would make it an aggravated offence to possess a corrosive substance or dangerous knife while on a moped or a motorbike. Aggravated Offences attract harsher sentences.

CORBYN : FOR
JOHNSON: AGAINST
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28th November 2018 – Offensive Weapons Bill — New Clause 6

Report on the Causes behind youth violence with offensive weapons – MPs were voting on a clause that called on the Secretary of State to lay a report before Parliament on the causes behind youth violence with offensive weapons within 6 months of the Act receiving Royal Assent.

The clause outlined that the report would need to include data on the effect of the reduction in police numbers on the levels of youth violence with offensive weapons; the effect of the reduction in public spending on children’s services | Sure Start | state-maintained schools | local authorities | youth offending teams | Border Force and drug treatment programmes. It also required that the report would consider the benefits of the public health approach to violence reduction and that it should contain all evidence from respective department consulted in the investigation.

CORBYN : FOR
JOHNSON: AGAINST
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28th November 2018 – Offensive Weapons Bill — Regulation of High Velocity Rifles

Vote to approve amendments designed to reduce regulations surrounding the possession, making or trading of certain types of high velocity rifles.

CORBYN : AGAINST
JOHNSON: FOR
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11th September 2018 – Counter Terrorism and Border Security Bill – New Clause 1

Vote to adopt the continued participation of the UK in the European Arrest Warrant in relation to people suspected of terrorist offences as a negotiating objective in the withdrawal negotiations with the European Union.

CORBYN : FOR
JOHNSON: AGAINST
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11th September 2018 – Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill — Clause 18

Review and Report on Supporting Persons Vulnerable to being drawn into Terrorism – MPs were voting on whether or not to require a government review and produce a report on the Governments strategy for supporting people vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism within 6 months of the passing of the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2018 and to layout the report and any recommendations from the review before the House of Commons within 18 months of the passing of the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2018.

CORBYN : FOR
JOHNSON: AGAINST

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1st May 2018 – Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill — New Clause 8

Public Register of Beneficial Owners of Overseas Entities – MPs were voting on a clause that proposed creating a public register of beneficial ownership information for companies and other legal entities outside of the UK that own or buy UK property, or bid for UK government contracts. The new clause sought to require such a register to be introduced within 12 months and to make it public.

CORBYN : FOR
JOHNSON: AGAINST

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1st May 2018 – Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill — New Clause 19

Scottish Limited Partnerships: UK Bank Account Requirement – MPs were voting on a new clause that would require limited partnership registered in Scotland (with general or limited partners) to have at least one partner with an active UK bank account.

CORBYN : FOR
JOHNSON: AGAINST

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28th March 2018 – Police Officer Numbers

MPs were voting on a motion calling on the govt to take steps to increase officer numbers by 10,000 and to fulfil the full counter-terrorism policing requirements laid out by police chiefs for the year ahead and to report to the House by Oral Statement and written report before 19 April 2018 on what steps it is taking to comply with this resolution.

CORBYN : FOR
JOHNSON: DIDN’T VOTE

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7th February 2018 – Police Grant Report (England and Wales) for 2018-19

Level of Central Government Funding for Policing – MPs were voting on whether or not to set the police budget 1.7% lower for 2018-19 than was set for 2017-18 (at £7,507,716,194, down from £7,509,016,194 in 2017-18)

CORBYN : AGAINST
JOHNSON: FOR
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24th February 2017 – Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill — Clause 3

Reports on Progress – MPs were voting on a new clause that would require an annual report to Parliament on compliance with the Istanbul Convention and what measures have been taken to protect women against violence & discrimination, to promote equality between women and men, to empower women; to protect and assist victims of violence and to provide support and assistance to organisations and law enforcement agencies so they can co-operate and adopt an integrated approach toward eliminating violence against women and domestic violence.

CORBYN : FOR
JOHNSON: DIDN’T VOTE

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24th February 2017 – Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill — Clause 1

Ratification of the Istanbul Convention on Violence Against Women – MP’s were voting to ratify compliance with the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, Treaty no. 210 (the “Istanbul Convention”).

CORBYN : FOR
JOHNSON: DIDN’T VOTE

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25th January 2017 – Opposition Day — Prisons

Reduce Overcrowding and Improve Safety – Calling on the Government to reduce overcrowding and improve safety while still ensuring that those people who should be in prison are in prison.

CORBYN : FOR
JOHNSON: AGAINST

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16th December 2016 – Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill

A vote to ratify a European convention aimed at preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.

CORBYN : FOR
JOHNSON: DIDN’T VOTE
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2nd November 2016 – Assaults on Police Officers – Police Numbers – Police Funding

A vote to accurately record assaults on police officers and to ensure police officer numbers and funding are not further reduced.

CORBYN : FOR
JOHNSON: AGAINST

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26th October 2016 – UK Support for Saudi Arabia-led Coalition Forces in Yemen

A vote on a motion proposing a full independent UN-led investigation into alleged violations of international humanitarian law in the conflict in Yemen; and calling on the Government to suspend its support for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition forces in Yemen until it has been determined whether they have been responsible for any such violations.

CORBYN : FOR
JOHNSON: AGAINST

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9th March 2016 – Proposed European Union Directive on Measures to Combat Terrorism

Vote to support the govt’s decision to reject a proposed EU directive on combating terrorism and instead to work directly with individual countries and supporting the idea that national security is a matter for individual nations rather than an issue that requires collaboration across EU nations.

CORBYN : AGAINST
JOHNSON: DIDN’T VOTE

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24th February 2016 – Police Funding, Crime and Community Safety

A vote to support the real-terms protection for the police budget.

CORBYN : FOR
JOHNSON: AGAINST
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27th January 2016 – Opposition Day – Prisons and Probation – Bring G4S Establishments Under Government Control – Review Rehabilitation Policy – Publish Agreement with Saudi Arabia

MPs were voting on a motion stating that UK prisons are in crisis and noting that there are increasingly high rates of violence, self-harm and drug use in prisons.

The motion acknowledges the resulting pressure on the NHS and further notes that the last report by the outgoing Chief Inspector of Prisons warned that outcomes across the prison estate were the worst for ten years.

MPs were voting to agree that no prison staff should have to go to work facing a threat to their safety and express concern over the decision of the Scottish Government to reduce funding for the Scottish Prison Service by almost £40 million in cash terms.

It also expresses concern over disturbing allegations of violence at Medway Secure Training Centre and over the Government’s inadequate response to the Harris Review and to mental health issues in prisons and also over the fact that re-offending rates are so high.

The motion calls on the Government to enshrine the rights of victims of crime into law and expresses its regret over what it refers to as “the Government’s reckless privatisation of the probation service and the job losses in community rehabilitation companies.”

The motion also calls on the Government to put all G4S-run prisons, STCs and detention centres into special measures, to immediately review the implementation of Transforming Rehabilitation. It also calls on the govt. to publish the Memorandum of Understanding on Judicial Cooperation with Saudi Arabia.

CORBYN : FOR
JOHNSON: AGAINST
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4th November 2015 – Opposition Day – Policing

A vote in favour of a funding settlement for the police that maintains frontline services and does not compromise public safety.

CORBYN : FOR
JOHNSON: AGAINST

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SOURCE:

https://www.publicwhip.org.uk/


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