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Scottish hate crimes bill passed

April 2021 | by Evangelical Times

The Scottish Parliament has passed a new hate crimes bill which, although improved, still poses a great risk to freedom of expression.

SNP veteran Jim Sillars called it ‘one of the most pernicious and dangerous pieces of legislation ever produced’.

Although some free speech protections were added to the law, he said the ‘badly flawed’ legislation will doubtless be tested in the courts when innocent people are prosecuted for airing their opinions.

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