Boris Johnson eyes up new law for sick thugs who vandalise war memorials

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BORIS Johnson is looking at making a new law to stop thugs defacing war memorials, he revealed today.

The PM confirmed the news this lunchtime – after the Cenotaph had to be boxed up to protect it from more sick vandalism last weekend.

The Centotaph had to be boarded up to protect it from vandalism
Protest against the death of George Floyd, in London

It had previously been attacked by some protesters attending Black Lives Matter events – sparked by the death of George Floyd.

The Cenotaph had “BLM” written on in spray paint, while Churchill’s statue had “was a racist” scrawled over it.

Tory MP Andrea Jenkyns asked today during PMQS: “Following the disgraceful events of the last week with thugs defacing national memorials including Churchill and Queen Victoria, what will the PM do to uphold British values and uphold the rule of law?”

Boris replied: “I can tell the House any incident of vandalism or attack on public property will be met with the full force of the law and perpetrators will be prosecuted.

“I can also confirm that we are looking at new ways in which we may legislate against vandalism of war memorials.”

Boris told the nation during PMQs there could be a new law on the way

Far right protesters took to defend the memorials last weekend

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