Two stories relating to so-called hate crimes have cropped up recently. The first came from The Guardian on Saturday in which they reported that Police in England
Several days ago, The Sunday Times (paywall) reported that a UK Christian Union had been banned from holding prayer meetings and Bible studies on college premises under
Another day, another twitterstorm. This time over a man – Matthew Doyle – who boasted of accosting a Muslim woman in the street and asking
Pastor James McConnell, who argued Islam was “heathen”, “satanic” and “a doctrine spawned in Hell” has been cleared of all charges. If the courts can recognise an opinion – unpleasant or otherwise – we need the police and CPS to recognise them too.
As Pastor James McConnell stands trial for an allegedly anti-Islamic broadcast, how far does the right to offend extend?
The recent furore surrounding Tyson Fury and Donald Trump underline the need for robust free speech laws.