So long non-crime hate incidents, and thanks for all the memories

I have spoken about the reporting by police of non-crime hate incidents before. Notably, in this post regarding South Yorkshire Police amongst others. In the

Adding laws to protect free speech is more likely to damage it

I was reading this article in The Times (paywall) by Danny Finkelstein. In it, he addresses the government’s plans to introduce a law to protect

As if on cue, a former judge questions the wisdom of aligning hate speech laws to the views of particular campaign groups

Stories, or types of story, tend to come in little flurries. I have written a lot on this blog about free speech and the rights

We don’t need to be street preachers, or like their message, to be disturbed by this

I was looking on twitter the other day (as you do) and I came across the following post from the leader of the Reform UK

Not everything is about freedom of expression

The Times (paywall) reported yesterday that a teacher in Batley has been suspended for showing an apparently offensive cartoon of Muhammad. It bears saying that

Tolerance is old hat. It’s affirmation or nothing now

Janet Daby – the shadow faith minister – has been forced to resign after arguing that a conscience clause should be permitted for registrars who

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