Now free speech hotline is set up amid row over Scottish hate crime laws – as JK Rowling blasts ‘illiberal’ Humza Yousaf after he called her trans tweets ‘upsetting and offensive’

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The Free Speech Union (FSU), led by social commentator Toby Young, says it has acquired an additional 1,000 new Scottish members in the last week following the enactment of the new Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Act on April 1. It has signed a deal with legal firm Levy & McRae that will see the FSU fund them to represent free speech cases arising from the new legislation, which outlaws ‘stirring up’ hate based on race, age, religion, disability and transgender identity.

Jon Brady, Daily Mail, 5th April 2024.