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  • 21st July 2011

    Government to consider removing ‘insult’ from Public Order Act 28

    Some MPs, campaigners and groups say the Public Order Act hinders free speech

    2:05 PM — The government says it will "assess the benefits" of removing the crime of causing 'insult' from the Public Order Act. The law has been used to prosecute street preachers who persist in delivering anti-gay sermons in public, although some campaigners say it should not be illegal to insult people.

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