MY usually fearless mother phoned me a few days ago and asked me to stop criticising the police as she was worried that I might be arrested for doing so. That she did shows that politicised policing forces people to self-censor out of fear.
Is holding the police to account now going to be classified as a ‘hate crime’? I suspect ‘oldbillophobia’ will be next to be added to the growing list of crimes against wokeness.
Britain is no longer free. Our enlightenment era is dying and taking its place is a regressive orthodoxy of ‘progressive’ culture, reinforced by the police, judiciary and the government.
The definition of hate crimes is being perpetually expanded to ensure that fewer disobey the dictates of the post-liberal Puritan establishment. True Vision, a police-run website, makes it easy to report a hate crime without even having to give your name. Anyone can alert the police to perceived slights against their identity and the police are then compelled to investigate, no matter how nonsensical the accusation is, leaving them with less time to tackle real crime.
This week the Daily Mail reported that those found guilty of ‘stirring up hatred’ and ‘intolerance’ against transgender and gay people will be jailed for six months. This is a harsher sentence than for many domestic burglaries.
Anyone who values freedom – of both expression and physical liberty – should be outraged by this sinister attempt to to ensure obedience to the ideology of identity politics.
Law-abiding citizens are being criminalised for not capitulating to the medieval magical thinking which transgender ideology propagates. Use the wrong pronoun to refer to a man a dress and six months in the slammer will be the result. Expressing outrage at young children being encouraged to have their genitals mutilated, or protesting against women being pushed out of their spaces to please a tiny minority who think wearing lipstick makes them a woman, is deemed criminal and worthy of police time and resources. Yet coming to the aid of a woman punched in the head by a stranger isn’t.
Jeanette Carroll was assaulted while walking her dogs in Middlesbrough. She called 999 only to be told that the attack was not serious enough to justify a call-out by police. She had to wait eight days for a police officer to visit her to take a statement.
Perhaps she should have put up a poster stating the biological fact the women don’t have penises, as some protesters did in Oxford last week. This ‘hate crime’ garnered an immediate response by local police who are now ‘investigating’. Swiftly admonishing the unknown culprits for their ‘transphobia’, an officer said: ‘Behaviour like this is not acceptable and we take incidents of this nature very seriously.’
Or maybe she should have tweeted a ‘thought crime’ and a swift visit from the police would have been guaranteed, as Falklands veteran Tony McNally found out in June when he tweeted: ‘It could be time for a military coup to sort out Brexit’.
Cumbria police went to Mr McNally’s home to discuss the ‘inflammatory tweet’ and gave him ‘suitable advice’.
This is a state-sanctioned war against science and rationality but I am sure we can all sleep more safely knowing that the priority of our police is to arrest women who object to men sharing their public toilets.
Real crimes are being ignored by the police and our freedom is being diminished in this drive to make us all submit to the toxic orthodoxy of ‘woke’ culture on pain of imprisonment, and the blame lies with the police commanders and politicians. No wonder Britain is in the grip of a real crime epidemic.