UK Politics V - Have We Got News For You

So you'd have no trouble with people being racist for no other reason than to test the boundaries of a law? Do you think laws around race-related hate speech are (presumably already) too strict?
Yes I would have a problem with people being racist.

My issue with the new act is that it has not only expanded the protected categories (in principle perhaps ok, if not my preference) but also lowered the bar with regards to what constitutes hate speech. It is the lowering of the bar which worries me.

From this bbc article:


The bar for this offence is lower than for the other protected characteristics, as it also includes "insulting" behaviour, and as the prosecution need only prove that stirring up hatred was "likely" rather than "intended".
 
Yes I would have a problem with people being racist.
Why? You don't seem to have a problem with someone being transphobic to challenge a law you consider illiberal?

This isn't a gotcha, I just don't see any consistency in your position that can't be explained without something you'd consider tit-for-tat or worse.
The bar for this offence is lower than for the other protected characteristics, as it also includes "insulting" behaviour, and as the prosecution need only prove that stirring up hatred was "likely" rather than "intended".
And? The article also describes provisions in the bill that require a weight of evidence for assumptions made. In short, there will still be due process.

Why are you presenting a one-sided interpretation? If the BBC article manages to provide these points, why aren't you?
 
This is not racist even by the most permissive definition. He wasn't even pushing the boundaries of any laws. Its not comparable to what Rowling did, lmao.
 
She's fantastically rich and currently a darling of the alt-right scene. She probably won't ever even be cautioned.

Remember the Tory donor who gave millions to the party and then it turned out that he'd said that Diane Abbot (a famous black woman and long-time Labour MP) made him hate all black women? The Tories fell over themselves not to condemn him, with one even saying that we should extend him the hand of Christian forgiveness
 
Rich ones, definitely.
 
It's there right now.

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