Why are the MAINSTREAM MEDIA not covering the fact a HUGE protest took place in London over the week-end?
No mention on BBC, ITV or SKY NEWS
UKIP Leader Gerard Batten attacked how people can be charged under hate crime laws for what someone may interpret as being offensive when most may not.
He said: “And now we have now this new concept of hate crime, Id like someone to explain to me what a love crime is, ALL CRIMES ARE HATEFUL, so what’s a hate Crime well let’s have a look for a definition shall we? Now if I quote you the public order act of 1986 it says just to give you a brief overview, nothing in the act prohibits or restraints the criticism, expression, discussion… etc of religions or beliefs. It seems to be telling you that you have the freedom to criticise belief systems and ideologies. But now look at the most recent police and crown prosecution service interpretation of that act.”
He then went on to read the act: “If someone does something that isn’t a criminal offence but the victim or anyone else believes it was motivated by prejudice or hate we would class this as a hate incident though what the perpetrator has done may not be against the law their reasons for doing it are, this mean it may be possible to charge them with an offence.”
“Just think about that for a minute, that someone can be charged with a criminal offence of expressing an opinion that isn’t a criminal offence, but because someone took offence against their opinion they can be charged”
We are still waiting to see if this will be broadcast on the BBC or ITV as if it was a Remain march or ‘anti-racism march’ with a few hundred in attendance it would have been the main headline