Tag: Incitement

Clause 61 – The Bishops Wade In

The Observer is reporting that Church of England Bishops have begun a parliamentary campaign to oppose Clause 61 in the Coroners and Justice Bill, that would remove the Waddington amendment to the Criminal Justice Bill. Here’s the jist of the

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Clause 58 is now Clause 61

But the issues remain. The Coroners and Justice Bill returned to the floor of the Commons this week and the debate over the removal of the free speech clause in the Criminal Justice Act continued. The discussion on Tuesday afternoon

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Clause 58 – Brief Update

Just a brief update on the progress of the 2009 Coroners and Justice Bill, which includes the controversial Clause 58. The Public Bill Committee sat for the first of its two sessions yesterday. You can read the proceedings here and

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Hansard on Second Reading of Coroners Bill

Hansard is now online for yesterday’s second reading. This post catalogues the exchanges over the removal of Clause 29JA from the 1986 Criminal Justice Act (Amended). I have edited Hansard slightly to allow ease of reading for this unfamiliar with

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Right to Preach from Scripture is in Danger again

Last year, the Government came to a handy compromise over the Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill. Despite including (rightly so) clauses to prohibit “incitement to hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation”, they included the following clause which has (“will”

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Changing Attitude Pass the Buck

So Colin Coward has produced a response to blog posts on this and other sites, challenging him and Changing Attitude on the various allegations made in the two press releases of the past few weeks. This third press release is

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