The Reigate MP has made a complaint to the county’s Police and Crime Panel about the Surrey PCC’s pronouncements.
The biggest surprise of the philosopher’s long-awaited Journal of Controversial ideas is what it claims to be controversial.
It should worry us all that a Conservative government is even on board with the concept of a hate crime.
It has shown itself incapable of advocating for the one group specifically named in its title – women – and is too emblematic of identity politics.
Equivalent reform is being pursued in Scotland; in combination with its hate speech bill, this would be dangerously authoritarian.
Two recent cases show how easy it is for such documentation to be challenged.