Public insults to be legalised but grossly offensive messages still criminal – Adam Wagner

20 01 2013

twitter-logo-uk-human-rights-blogSection 5 of the Public Order Act 1986, which outlaws the use of “threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour” will be amended to remove the word ‘insulting’. The amendment is the result of a successful, high-profile campaign which asked “Do we really need the police and the courts to deal with insults?” Read the rest of this entry »