Thursday, June 14, 2007

Blog constitutes "a racially-aggravated breach of the peace"

Anyone actually seen this guy's blog ?

A supermarket worker who set up a website mocking minority groups has been told he could be jailed. Economics graduate Andrew Love, 22, "blogged to shock" on the site and invited staff at the Falkirk Morrisons branch where he worked to view it. Love directed his insults at groups including black and disabled people, Muslims and homosexuals.


Hmmm.

12 comments:

cramerj said...

He received a "charge of gret gravity" - my the powers that be are touchy these days.
Oddly the Newsgroups are full of such insults. Without and comeback as far as I can see.

Anonymous said...

Surely the most interesting thing about this is that a 22-year-old with an Economics degree is stacking shelves in Morissons'.

JuliaM said...

"He was arrested and during a police interview showed what Mr McSporran described as "a dawning realisation" that the material was not funny."

Wow! In Falkirk, they have the humour police! Has anyone warned Billy Connolly?

I therefore make no comment about the prosecutors name, just in case.....

Voyager said...

He's a fool - he had identifiable individuals so he was actually attacking other employees which puts his employer under a legal obligation to deal with matters or face prosecution itself.

He must be deranged. The employer has a duty of care to its employees and under Disability Discrimination Act criminal liability as a consequence of what this idiot did.

He was probably a management trainee which shows he was unsuited to managing people and plainly immature

JuliaM said...

Yes, Voyager, but he isn't in the story because of his sacking (which a company has a right to do if its rules for employees have been breached and his actions are bringing the company into disrepute)...

The story is about his prosecution under the law.

A wee bit of difference there....

Vedrity said...

Juliam - "Wow! In Falkirk, they have the humour police! Has anyone warned Billy Connolly?"

I think someone did. Years ago. He hasn't been funny for around 15 years or more.

Obviously, if he breached Morrisons' employee rules, he deserves to be sacked if they wish to sack him, but it's the humour police and the race police that are chasing productive people out of Britain. What's going to happen when all that's left are politicians, the public sector and the welfare/immigrant dependency sector?

Who'll be producing the income to support all the deadbeats?

Voyager said...

THe Disability Discrimination Act is not a simple act - he is automatically guilty unless he can prove his innocence.

The Procurator does not need to decide to prosecute - he has no discretion.

This is EU legislation......Council Directive 2000/43/EC

http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2005/20050013.htm

# Gives protection against discrimination in employment and training, education, social protection (including social security and healthcare), social advantages, membership and involvement in organisations of workers and employers and access to goods and services, including housing.
# Contains definitions of direct and indirect discrimination and harassment and prohibits the instruction to discriminate and victimisation.
# Allows for positive action measures to be taken, in order to ensure full equality in practice.
# Gives victims of discrimination a right to make a complaint through a judicial or administrative procedure, associated with appropriate penalties for those who discriminate.


THE COMMISSION FOR EQUALITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS has jurisdiction.

This is not a matter of the Procurator deciding to prosecute, there is a statutory obligation to do so.

CCTV said...

What's going to happen when all that's left are politicians, the public sector and the welfare/immigrant dependency sector?

It won't happen because the British are simply docile and inert. They bark a lot but cannot bite so it will continue until their mangy teeth drop out

JuliaM said...

"This is not a matter of the Procurator deciding to prosecute, there is a statutory obligation to do so."

More evidence that we are better off out of the EU.

saltynick said...

anonymous said: Surely the most interesting thing about this is that a 22-year-old with an Economics degree is stacking shelves in Morissons'.

That surely ought to be, 'The most predictable thing...'

Mr Whippy said...

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Current Position: Assistant Deputy Manager
University: The University of Edinburgh
Degree: MA Sociology 2:2
Joined Company: 2000
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Name: Cheryl Henson
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Snafu said...

Is he one of the "feral beasts" that Tony Blair was referring to!?!