Our thanks to Elizabeth Hobson, Director of Communications, for this. Presumably “tormenting” white male Tory MPs on social media will remain okey-dokey. An extract:
Professor Anthony Glees, director of the Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies, described the guidelines as bizarre, saying they were ‘not strict enough where they should be strict, too severe where greater leniency is called for’.
‘Only three years for hate speech that leads to people getting killed? Ridiculously soft,’ he said.
‘But six months for “hate trolling”? Are there enough prison places to lock up these hate trolls?’
He said the law needed to distinguish between ‘young and foolish’ individuals who say silly things and ‘really dangerous radicalisers and purveyors of violence who exploit the social media to wreak havoc and death’.