UK Terrorism Threat Level - Statement

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 1:56 pm on 10th November 2020.

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Photo of Viscount Waverley Viscount Waverley Crossbench 1:56 pm, 10th November 2020

My Lords, I recognise the complexities of doing so, but as part of the process of keeping our country safe, can I request in no uncertain terms that the Government consider all acts and forms of ill expression—covering, but not limited to, religion, ethnicity and gender—which are alien and reprehensible to our values and must never overstep the mark? Will they also review all appropriate laws to ensure that they match the concerns, and challenge the oft-used façade of freedom of speech beyond the Minister’s reference to—I quote—threat to an individual so that the single word “respect” remains synonymous with what we stand for as a united nation?