Could heated talk over the dinner table become a HATE CRIME?

Lawyers call for offence to be extended to private dwellings – meaning conversations at home could spark police probes and prison sentences

  • Law Commission says offence of stirring division could extend to private homes
  • Dinner table conversations could lead to police probes and potential prison
  • The proposal from the commission comes in a 500-page consultation report
  • Free speech campaigners and MPs have called the move a mistake

Harry Miller, a businessman, former policeman and founder of Fair Cop, which opposes hate crime rules, said: ‘If the private home law is adopted by Government, a comment over the dinner table about a huge range of people could lead to a prison sentence.

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