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I will talk about the specifics of the amendment in my name, such as the “piecemeal” nature of “ the development of hate crime law”, which has resulted in “fragmented legislation”. It is a simple matter of fact that, for more than a decade, there have been calls for consolidation. The principle of consolidation seems to be widely welcomed and has benefits, as we have seen with...
I am grateful to the member for the intervention. I will come on to that, and I will cover the competing arguments on the issue. As far as we are concerned, there is unfinished work on misogynistic harassment. Toxic masculinity must be addressed, and we look forward to that work progressing. As the amendment says, we commit to listening to “all serious views on ways to improve” the bill....
Does the member accept that Lord Bracadale, who has put a lot of work into this, said in his report that “extending the stirring up offences in Scotland would not infringe the article 10 right to freedom of expression”?
Green MSP for Highlands and Islands
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election
Party was Scottish National Party until 23 Oct 2012; Independent until 23 Mar 2016
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