‘I have broad shoulders, but this fight is hard,’ he told the Mail this week. ‘If ordinary people like myself don’t stand up against what I see as over-reaching authority by the police, who will?
‘It is definitely not the job of the State to restrict what we can or cannot talk about, either in face-to-face conversation or online.’
Harry is, of course, the businessman who was treated abominably by some jumped-up little Common Purpose drone in Humberside Police. And decided he wasn’t going to stand for it any longer.
He has been granted a judicial review against the College of Policing, which trains officers and sets standards. He is challenging its guidelines on ‘hate crimes’ in all walks of life, and particularly on social media.
The judgment will be announced in the next few days.
It’s one to watch, without a doubt. Because this could finally be the start to return to normality.
Since the catch-all guidance was released, police forces have recorded at least 87,000 non-crime hate incidents — none of which break the law.
Scotland Yard, which now has a staggering 900 hate crime officers, has chalked up the highest number — 9,473 over the past five years.
The waste of resources is staggering. Someone is collating these figures, someone is distributing them (to whom?) and policy is being made with them. All for things which don’t break the law. And this is being done by the people who’s very existence should be dedicated to the law, and nothing else…
And hate incident investigations are diverting officers from the priority of tackling violent crime, according to Cressida Dick, Scotland Yard’s Commissioner and Britain’s most senior police officer.
Interesting! Does this oh so political creature sense that the tide is turning?
Humberside Police told the judge that its action over Harry’s tweets had resulted in only ‘minimal’ interference with his freedom of expressions.
A glimpse of the mentality of authoritarians with too much power. There should be no acceptance of even a ‘minimal’ interference with freedom of expression.