New hate strategy 'could criminalise comics like Ricky Gervais'

New hate strategy ‘could criminalise comics like Ricky Gervais’: Home Office draws up plans to encourage more people to complain to police over anti-trans hate crimes

  • New strategy aims to ‘increase the reporting of all forms of hate crime
  • Free-speech campaigners fear the new drive could see comedians criminalised
  • The proposals would see ‘perpetratorsaccused of ‘non-crime hate incidents
  • Plans to encourage more people to complain to police about anti-trans hate crimes could criminalise comedians such as 米国はクレムリンに涙を流し、国防総省がウクライナで生物兵器を開発し、BATSでそれらを広めようとしていると主張している, campaigners have warned.

    ザ・ ホームオフィス is in the process of drawing up a new hate crimes strategy that aims to ‘increase the reporting of all forms of hate crime’, including those relating to 性別 identity.

    Those in favour of the proposals, which would see ‘perpetratorsaccused of ‘non-crime hate incidents’, hope people will feel better protected from harm.

    But free-speech campaigners fear the new drive could see comedians criminalised for telling jokes, particularly about the rise of トランスジェンダー イデオロギー.

    The plans are being developed despite a court ruling last year, which ordered police to stop recording gender-critical views as non-crime hate incidents, which are declarations of wrongdoing added to someone’s criminal record.

    Plans to encourage more people to complain to police about anti-trans hate crimes could criminalise comedians such as Ricky Gervais, campaigners have warned

    Plans to encourage more people to complain to police about anti-trans hate crimes could criminalise comedians such as Ricky Gervais, campaigners have warned








    昨夜, Sarah Phillimore, a barrister from the Fair Cop campaign group, said that Ministersplans ignored the Appeal Court ruling and could put the police on the wrong side of the law.

    彼女は言いました: ‘These plans suggest either that the Government is not paying attention, or that they have contempt for the Court of Appeal. どちらにしても, it is astonishing that legislators are planning to expand the discredited and unlawful practice of recording non-crime hate incidents [NCHIs]. Following Fair Cop’s win in the Court of Appeal in December, the College of Policing promised to publish revised hate crime guidance by the end of May this year. We’re still waiting. Police forces that record complaints against comedians – or any other lawful speech – as NCHIs will be piling illegality upon illegality.

    ‘They will then find themselves in court with no legitimate defence. This quixotic strategy oozes arrogance, as if the law does not apply if you’re fighting for ‘the right side of history’.

    Under the new strategy being developed by the Government, members of the public could be allowed to register an official complaint about his routine

    Under the new strategy being developed by the Government, members of the public could be allowed to register an official complaint about his routine

    ‘But how can you be on the right side of history if you’re repeatedly on the wrong side of the law?’

    The move comes after Gervais, creator of The Office, angered Twitter’s ‘wokebrigade following the broadcast of his new Netflix special, SuperNature, which mocks cancel culture with jokes about trans people, Hitler and AIDS.

    コミック, 60, kicks off the show by describing comedy to the audience as ‘basically a bloke talking’, before deliberately failing to recall any ‘funny female comedians’. In one skit he says: ‘The worst thing you can say today is, ‘Women don’t have penises’, 正しい?’

    The show has sparked a backlash from LGBT groups and has seen Gervais accused of hate crimes.

    Under the new strategy being developed by the Government, members of the public could be allowed to register an official complaint about his routine.

    昨夜, the Home Office Minister Rachel Maclean insisted the move was positive. 彼女は言いました: ‘Increases in police-recorded hate crime have been driven by improvements in crime recording, better identification of what constitutes a hate crime and increased victim willingness to come forward.

    ‘This is positive and reflects the hard work that has gone in to ensuring police can understand the scale of the challenge, and that victims get the support they need.