Saturday, 10 January 2015

Public Order Act 1986 - the legislation that outlaws Free Speech

 For many years I have campaigned against some, not all, codification of law.  Here is the perfect example of Parliament, with its illiterate majority, promulgating, putting into words, dictats that deny basic freedom to British Ancient Peoples.

 If I wanted to send the reader to sleep I would go into a library of metaphor on "turning the other cheek".  We have never turned the other cheek, in modern times, when free people are being held by the gun in a position of oppression.  Like it or lump it, we have, in Europe, a mindless minority who have, by the use of intimidation and mass murder, usurped our hard fought for Right to Offend.

What was I supposed to say to the gunmen of the UVA/IRA who were threatening the civil liberties of their respective populations? Okay, you can murder your way into power against the will of the people?  That would be contrary to my belief and the sacrifice made by the thousands of my people who fought to keep my people safe.

When I say my people, I mean all those who use argument, irrespective of how offencive, rather than subjugation by the bullet and bomb. My opinions through a life of living and continuous learning, be leaning to what others call The Right.  So what? 

 Harassment, alarm or distress.

(1)A person is guilty of an offence if he—

(a)uses threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, or disorderly behaviour, or

(b)displays any writing, sign or other visible representation which is threatening, abusive or insulting,

within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress thereby.

(2)An offence under this section may be committed in a public or a private place, except that no offence is committed where the words or behaviour are used, or the writing, sign or other visible representation is displayed, by a person inside a dwelling and the other person is also inside that or another dwelling.

(3)It is a defence for the accused to prove—

(a)that he had no reason to believe that there was any person within hearing or sight who was likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress, or

(b)that he was inside a dwelling and had no reason to believe that the words or behaviour used, or the writing, sign or other visible representation displayed, would be heard or seen by a person outside that or any other dwelling, or

(c)that his conduct was reasonable.

(4)A constable may arrest a person without warrant if—

(a)he engages in offensive conduct which [F1a] constable warns him to stop, and

(b)he engages in further offensive conduct immediately or shortly after the warning.

(5)In subsection (4) “offensive conduct” means conduct the constable reasonably suspects to constitute an offence under this section, and the conduct mentioned in paragraph (a) and the further conduct need not be of the same nature.

(6)A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.