Welcome to Stasi Britain. It was reported the other day to much,but not overly much general consternation that, The Home Secretary Amber Rudd had been reported to ( and was subsequently recorded by ) the Police for having committed a ” hate incident “. No, this is not a spoof. Herewith a concise description as to what constitutes a ” hate crime / incident ” in the UK in 2017.
The police and Crown Prosecution Service have agreed a common definition of hate incidents.
They say something is a hate incident if the victim or anyone else think it was motivated by hostility or prejudice based on one of the following things:
This means that if you believe something is a hate incident it should be recorded as such by the person you are reporting it to. All police forces record hate incidents based on these five personal characteristics.
Subsequently pilloried across social media was an Oxford academic, Joshua Wilson, who had made the original complaint against the Home Secretary.It emerged that the aforementioned Physicist had not himself listened to the ” offensive ” words uttered by Amber Rudd at the time. During the course of the Conservative Party’s annual conference in a major platform speech on future prospects and possibilities for the UK labour market once #brexit had actually been achieved,Rudd put forward the proposition that British jobs might go first to British workers. This jobs preference for the British in their own country, by the by has never actually happened in practice,but the idea is probably going to gain genuine appreciable traction some time soon.
And so, on that non-existent legal basis, the #remain campaigner and supporter of antidemocratic sedition, Joshua Wilson reported the speech to the Stasi authorities.Who finding no grounds to prosecute the matter any further as an actual ” hate crime ” nevertheless recorded Amber Rudd’s speech as a ” hate incident “. Sane and rational people,irrespective of ideological preference ought to be very afraid at this stage of the proceedings.Likely as not most political activists of many hues aren’t driven to manifest nor articulate any concerns about this insidious,totalitarian development within the UK polity.
As for me, I wish to be denounced to the Stasi,hence I’ve inserted my published missive on the EU. Heck,I even start it with ” I hate..” Hello ,anyone watching? reading? Go ahead make my day!