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by Staff reporter
09 August 2021

Podcast: "There's a potential for the hate crime act to be weaponised..."

In the latest edition of our podcast, Politically Speaking, leading lawyer Roddy Dunlop QC speaks to Chris Marshall about his concerns over the Scottish Government's new hate crime legislation.

“There’s a potential for the act to be weaponised by certain people to bring complaints which will necessitate investigation…it might be such as to cause people to stay silent or moderate what they might previously have chosen to say.

Also in this episode, the Holyrood team discuss the lifting of COVID restrictions and what can be done to tackle Scotland’s drug-death emergency.

Find it here or wherever you get your podcasts.

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