The Hate Crime Bill with its shoddy drafting and thinly disguised attacks on freedom of speech is at stage 2 of its progress through Parliament.
I tried to amend it yesterday in committee to ensure that it would not be a crime to stir up hatred if “words or behaviour are used by a person inside a private dwelling and are not heard or seen except by other persons in that or another dwelling”.
I.e. what you say in your own house is your business because "It cannot be the job of the police to investigate private, ideological disputes and to use the criminal law to set the parameters of acceptable opinion".
All other MSPs, bar the only other Scottish Conservatives convenor Adam Tomkins, disagreed and voted against me.
There is one more stage in this process and I promise I shall try to amend in a "dwelling defence" at that stage.
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