Lawyers call for ministers to consider making hate speech illegal at dinner table

Lawyers are calling on the Government to consider making hate speech illegal at the dinner table.

The Law Commission has proposed that the crime of stirring up hatred on the grounds of race, religion or sexual orientation should be extended to private homes.

A 500-page consultation report on reforming hate crime laws will be handed to ministers next year.

However, opponents of the rules branded the move ‘neo-Marxist’ and fear it could land people in jail for making a comment at the dinner table.

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