Said Metropolitan assistant commissioner, Tarique Ghaffur:
"... What we are seeing in effect is a rise in the politicisation of middle England and the emergence of a significant challenge for capital city policing."Oh no, people are actually starting to care about what is going on in their country. "Quick, we must do something", cry the police.
Tarique Ghaffur: Because ignoramus
just doesn't cover it
Predictably, the director of Liberty, Shami Chakrabarti, has come out against this perfectly sensible proposal, saying:
"[The proposal] misunderstands the nature of law and free expression in a democracy and casts the police as censors in chief. It aims to protect people from 'offence' rather than harm, slates the CPS and muses wildly on 'public perceptions'."So, don't express an opinion, because they'll come to get you.
Freedom of Speech Protection Act 2007 is as yet unclear.