October 27, 2005

Yay for unelected cronies ...

Norman Geras has this on the Lords amendment to the Religious Hatred Bill, originally from the Guardian
A new clash between the House of Lords and the Commons looks increasingly likely after peers voted overwhelmingly last night to amend the planned law against religious hatred to introduce safeguards protecting freedom of speech.
The amendment ... tightens up the definition of language needed to bring a prosecution. This is now restricted to "threatening" rather than "insulting and abusive" language.


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