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PM warns of chilling effect” of cancel culture

8 May 2024

The Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has warned of the “chilling effect” of “shutting down people’s views and making people fear speaking out”, and has spoken about the potential impact of Artificial Intelligence…

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Belgium police shut down conservative conference

16 April 2024

No 10 Downing Street has said a move by Belgium Police to shut down a Nat Con conference taking place in Brussels is 'extremely disturbing'.

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Silent prayer might still be permitted outside abortion clinics

12 April 2024

Justice Minister Laura Farris has indicated that "silent prayer" near abortion clinics might still be permitted, despite recent votes in the Commons opposing such activities.

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Former Senior Judge: Hate Crime Act is unworkable’

11 April 2024

The man who was formerly Scotland's most senior judge has blasted the Scottish Government's controversial Hate Crime Act, labelling it 'unworkable'.

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JK Rowling challenges Scotland’s new hate-speech law

3 April 2024

Police Scotland has announced that social media comments made by JK Rowling, in which she referred to several transgender women as men, including convicted prisoners and trans activists, will not be treated…

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New Scottish Hate Crime Bill set to be a shambles”, says MSP

28 March 2024

Scotland's new Hate Crime Bill has garnered significant criticism for its perceived threats to free speech and its vague definitions.

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