Rishi Sunak backs JK Rowling after attack on Scotland's new Hate Crime Act

by 24britishtvApril 2, 2024, 12:50 p.m. 20
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Rishi Sunak has backed JK Rowling after the author launched a blistering attack on Scotland's new hate crime law. The Tory Prime Minister said that Rowling was "stating simple facts on biology" and that she "should not be criminalised" for doing so. Harry Potter writer Rowling tore into the Hate Crime Act on Twitter when it came into place on Monday. The multi-millionaire author - a frequent critic of the Scottish Government's stance on transgender rights - warned the legislation was "wide open to abuse". The Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Act consolidates existing hate crime legislation and creating a new offence of stirring up hatred against protected characteristics. Original Article: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/rishi-sunak-backs-jk-rowling-32491392 Daily Record Homepage: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/ Daily Record Facebook: https://facebook.com/TheScottishDailyRecord Daily Record IG: https://instagram.com/scottishdailyrecord Daily Record Twitter: https://twitter.com/Daily_Record Daily Record Newsletters: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/newsletter-preference-centre/ Join our WhatsApp communities here and get the latest news sent straight to your messages: DAILY RECORD: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/join-daily-records-whatsapp-community-31116469 RECORD SPORT RANGERS: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/join-record-sports-new-rangers-31111892 RECORD SPORT CELTIC: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/join-record-sports-new-celtic-31111589 You can get all the latest news, sport, showbiz and comment at DailyRecord.co.uk LIKE | COMMENT | SUBSCRIBE | SHARE #DailyRecord #jkrowling #hatecrimes

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