The essence of each offence is the intention to stir up hatred. However, the offences contain an important distinction in that the racial hatred offences can include use of threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, while the offences relating to hatred against persons on religious grounds or grounds of sexual orientation provide for threatening words or behaviour only, and do not extend to activity which is abusive or insulting.
In other words, if you say "begone, you eastern religious lover of the same sex," you're in big trouble. If you add a "haver of dark skin" insult to the mix, you're in
deep caca. You may as well be an ax murderer in the eyes of the UK justice system.
It is proposed that one guideline could sufficiently capture all types of hatred offences. Although racial hatred activity can be broader and include abusive or insulting elements, the mischief of all offences is the incitement of hatred and potential harmful activity then being directed at particular groups.
Here're a few of the recommended sentences for these "crimes"
Yeah, you're looking at up to six years in the clink should the wrong words exit your mouth.
Keep in mind, the UK gives broad definitions of what they consider offensive. They've left the door open for
to be offensive, depending on the degree of snowflake lodging the complaint. Remember that, bacon lovers, the next time you're in a conversation with a vegan cultist. Your love of salted pork bellies may just be your downfall.
Interesting all these guidelines come after the migrant flood. Coincidence? I think not.
I think the proper course of action to stay out of prison is to avoid the UK at all costs. That, or pretend to be mute, should you venture over to the old country.
To those of you already there: bummer. To Americans: leftists want the exact same kind of thought and word control over here. So be warned.