Thursday, 23 June 2011

Hate Crime Law Timetable Pushed Back

After preposterously claiming that waving the Scottish or British flags, singing Rule Britannia or the Flower of Scotland or making the sign of the cross could be a criminal offence, the SNP has now postponed the introduction of their proposed new hate crime legislation.

Opposition MSPs, both Old Firm clubs and the Church of Scotland had all opposed the speed at which the new laws were being pushed through parliament.

Alex Salmond announced today at First Minister's questions that the legislation would not be in place for the start of the football season in July and would instead be delayed for six months.

The Scottish Parliament's justice committee had expressed concern over the speed with which the bill was to go through.


1 comment:

  1. "Ms Cunningham said that the aspect of the law designed to tackle internet hate crimes would also apply to offensive graffiti, , posters and recorded speech."

    (b) the material or the communication of it T-shirts would be likely to cause a reasonable
    person to suffer fear or alarm,

    Presumabley Jock Tamson's Israel Defense Force T-shirt could cause fear or alarm to the mohammedans, will the muslimas be prosecuted for causing a reasonable person to suffer fear or alarm through communicating and expressing their religion of jihad via burka-wearing that scares the life out of Jock Tamson's Bairns.