European Union (Amendment) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 7:30 pm on 19th May 2008.

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Photo of Lord Monson Lord Monson Crossbench 7:30 pm, 19th May 2008

Suppose an individual were publicly to set fire to the EU flag with a view to stirring up hatred against the European Union—not that I suggest for a moment that anybody would do so. Could he be prosecuted under existing laws in the United Kingdom for stirring up racial hatred or animosity? If not, might he be prosecuted as a consequence of some future EU directive?