Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Grenfell fire: When does causing offence become a crime? - BBC News

The BBC were obsessing over the last few days over offence caused by burning an effigy (if you can have an effigy of a building rather than a person) of the Grenfell Tower. 

Tasteless, yes but a hate crime? That would be my stance.

This year there were several incidents reported of effigies of Boris Johnson and President Donald Trump being burnt but I don't recall any complaint from the BBC. Likewise when effigies of Mrs Thatcher were burned following her death, the BBC and the British police weren't in the slightest bothered. A biased BBC and police? 

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