UK Police Forced to Respond After Ad Claimed “Being Offensive is an Offence”

Feb 22, 2021 by

by Paul Joseph Watson, Summit News: Merseyside Police were forced to respond after officers took part in an electronic ad campaign outside a supermarket which claimed “being offensive is an offence,” with authorities later clarifying that it is in fact not an offence. Over the weekend, the mobile electronic billboard was parked outside an Asda supermarket for a PR campaign. “Being offensive is an offence” states the ad, which features a police badge superimposed over an LGBT rainbow flag....

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How non-crime hate incidents came into force. And why they should be reformed – or scrapped altogether.

Feb 18, 2021 by

by Caroline ffiske, Conservative Home: Sir William Macpherson, who led the damning report into the Metropolitan Police following the murder of Stephen Lawrence, has died, aged 94. Tributes have poured in for his groundbreaking work in naming and tackling institutional racism. However, his legacy is mixed. For it was the Macpherson report which introduced into policing, the concept of the ‘non-crime hate incident’ which has become so controversial today. Introduced with the best of intentions,...

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‘Hate speech in homes’ plan dropped by Law Commission

Feb 12, 2021 by

From Christian Institute: Plans to criminalise private conversations in the home in England and Wales have been abandoned by the Law Commission. After “serious concerns” were raised in a public consultation over their proposal to prosecute people for so-called “hate speech” in private dwellings, the Commission has decided to ditch the idea. There is currently a ‘dwelling defence’ in law which protects conversations in the home from police intervention. The Law Commission, which advises the...

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Will ‘conversion therapy’ ban be sneaked into Scottish Hate Crime Bill?

Feb 6, 2021 by

by Carys Moseley, Christian Concern: LGBT activists and their political allies are trying to criminalise ‘conversion therapy’ through the back door in Scotland. They are behind an amendment by the Green Party to the Scottish Hate Crime Bill which would remove the freedom to criticise homosexual behaviour or to ask someone to refrain from or modify homosexual behaviour. This would have a profound and widespread impact on churches, counsellors, parents, teachers and others across Scotland. The...

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The hate crime of preaching Christianity

Jan 26, 2021 by

by Peter Simpson, The Conservative Woman: DECEMBER 24 last year was the closing date for the Government’s consultation process on the Law Commission’s proposals to amend hate-crime laws. Dr Joanna Williams, director of the Freedom, Democracy and Victimhood Project at the Civitas think tank, argues that the proposed amendments ‘would hand to the State frightening new powers to police speech’.  A major problem with the proposals is the principle of regarding a crime as being more serious if the...

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Stonewall: the state’s favourite consultancy firm

Jan 24, 2021 by

by Andrew Tettenborn, spiked: There is nothing wrong with activists. But when they start pulling the strings of government and, through it, telling the rest of us what we can and can’t do, it’s time to worry. In this regard, a recent episode concerning the pressure group Stonewall should give us pause. Stonewall was founded in 1989 as a campaign group calling, quite rightly, for the state to stop interfering in gay people’s lives. Unfortunately, it has since become increasingly right-on, and...

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