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Lib Dem success as Home Secretary confirms government to back amendment to Public Order Act

The Guardian reports that, following a high-profile campaign, the government has agreed to retain an amendment to the Crime and Courts Bill going some way to implementing Lib Dem party policy (pdf) on the Public Order Act:

In a government climb down, the Public Order Act that covers speech and writing on signs and states: “A person is guilty of an offence if he uses threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour”, will be changed to remove the word insulting. The move follows a high-profile campaign which united Christian and secular groups and was spearheaded by the comedian Rowan Atkinson, the human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell and the former shadow home secretary David Davis.

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  • User AvatarDr Michael Taylor 4th May - 9:08pm
    Oh come on Steve. Nick was never in any danger of losing. And in case you haven't been following the stuff on LDV, he can't...
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    Steve, I hardly think that the Tory voters in Sheffield Hallam and George Osborne and David Cameron are the same thing. I want to see...
  • User AvatarBolano 4th May - 9:00pm
    If we can get those Tories to join the party then we can ensure that Nick will be safe from the Lib Dems, the following...
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    @Nick Collins 4th May '15 - 8:24pm '“Reports say around half of all Tories in Sheffield Hallam are voting for Nick Clegg.” Only half?' The...
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    there are a large number of nasty pieces of work in the inner london labour party --my experience is the outer borough members are more...
  • User AvatarSteve Comer 4th May - 8:56pm
    Is this good news? A shedload of Tories switching to Nick to keep Labour out in Hallam? Clegg survvies - cue further culls of Lib...