It's not funny and we can only wonder where the idea came from but to have the PM asked for an opinion and a public debate on it is lending it too much importance. PM should have just referred the soppy press to the relevant governmental department.
saw the pics and vid and yeah, that's why I dont celebrate bonfire night like i used to. full of arson, cant do it anymore lol.
I don’t see how mocking people who would have been in great agony as they died horrifically is an any way amusing. The effigy is no doubt disgusting and disrespectful but I’m not sure it should be classed as hate crime. Upsetting and insensitive, yes.
Well the whole of Bonfire Night celebrates the torture, and then hanging, drawing and quartering (look up what that involves, the suffering was indescribable) of Guy Fawkes and the other plotters. And this has been done, every twelve months, for 413 years.
I’d call THAT “hate speech” wouldn’t you?
Someone burnt an effigy of BoJo… yay!
Oh boo boo, if they want to act like that let them, why should you care, do you really think that’ll do anything to change there behaviour, they’ll get there karma, nothing else is needed
I'm more concerned about the rabid authoritarian expansion of what constitutes "hate speech" nowadays if this is a crime simply because a majority of people there were minorities.
Soon criticising London as a city will constitute a hate crime because it shares the same quality.
Glad to know finally they have made some arrests in the Grenfell Tower fire case.
Of course the irony here is that, without the army of offended people on whichever social media platform this was posted to, it would almost certainly never have come to the attention of anyone personally affected by the Grenfell tragedy. Would be interesting to argue that those who contributed to its spread have done rather more to cause distress than those who participated, thinking it wouldn't travel beyond the confines of the garden they were in...
Whoever filmed and then uploaded that video has about 3 brain cells. Don't upload something like that online and then be surprised when you get a massive backlash. Whilst I do think what they did was horrendous and that they should suffer the consequences of their actions, even if just for pure stupidity, getting Scotland Yard, the prime minister etc involved is a bit of an overreaction. There is a huge amount of crime, particularly knife attacks, that are happening in London right now. My own suburban, middle class area has been hit with a wave of crime recently as well. I'd much rather the government did something to tackle those situations, the actual, physical acts of violent crime, than use resources for this.