Though because this bill has so much shit in it like extra laws against paedophilia it’s never not passing. Its all to do with amendments around the right to protest etc.
I’m not sure about the rioters. I’m beginning to suspect that the whole “Culture Wars” shit has made people (of all political stripes) think the entire English speaking world have the same polity. Though in fairness the Tories try to force the issue, but it doesn’t really go anywhere. So some people have gone full abolish the police like in the USA, but that’s not really a serious position here. Where the police are fundamentally different and the debates we have about them are very different.
In recent memory the Tories and the left of Labour have all stood on platforms of more, better police and reform. Theresa May did a lot around curtailing stop and search and telling the Met to go fuck itself. One of the very few things she can take any credit for. So it just doesn’t feel like an argument anyone but a weird minority are even having, and that mostly plays in to the Tories wanting to import the “Culture Wars”, so its best not to play into their hands?
Suspicions mind, it’s hard to tell only engaging with the world via the internet during lockdown.