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MSPs urge SNP to go back to the drawing board over Hate Crime Bill

The Scottish Parliament In Edinburgh(Reuters)MSPs have warned that the SNP's proposed reforms to hate crime law will have a detrimental impact on Scotland's democratic values.  Thomas Kerr, Conservative councillor for Shettleston, said in the Glasgow Evening Times that the Hate Crime Bill presents a "serious risk to the democratic freedoms we all cherish". While he supports... Read more

MSPs reject bid to halt controversial hate crime Bill

ReutersMSPs have rejected an attempt to halt controversial reforms to hate crime legislation in Scotland.  The Bill, debated in Holyrood on Thursday, has been called into question by campaigners because of the proposed offence of "stirring up hatred".  The Scottish Conservatives put forward a motion during the debate, saying that "the right to freedom of expression... Read more