‘Stop Brexit Man’ who has harassed politicians by blasting loud music outside Westminster could be barred from using a sound system as authorities try to put an end to the racket
- Steve Bray torments MPs with pop songs played at 90 decibels in Westminster
- The Interior Ministry is said to be considering efforts to stop him
- One possible tactic to stop Mr. Bray is a Community Protection Notice
A notorious activist whose vociferous protests disrupt Westminster every week may finally be silenced.
The Home Office and the Met Police are said to be considering a range of approaches to stop Steve Bray, known as ‘Stop Brexit Man’, from using a sound system to blast music outside the Houses of Parliament and major Whitehall wards – eight hours at a time.
Mr Bray torments MPs and civil servants with pop songs played at 90 decibels, which also often break into TV broadcasts.
One possible tactic to stop Mr Bray is a Community Protection Notice – a written warning followed by a £100 fine on the spot or prosecution if breached.
This would require the Labour-led Westminster Council to work with the authorities – and be convinced that Mr Bray’s activities are not a genuine political protest. His actions have so far been regarded by municipal officials as protected by human rights law.
TROUBLES: Steve Bray blasts music outside Westminster for hours
Tory deputy chairman Lee Anderson called on the council to act. He told the MoS, “If he rocked out to their offices with his music blaring, they’d move him.”
Other options include tightening the law on ‘one-man protests’ to cover the cumulative effect of weeks of noise.
A Met spokesperson said: “This is an area of high protest. Where that exceeds reasonable limits, we will take appropriate action.”