'Totalitarian Woke State': UK Regulator Adds ‘Political Opinion' to Hate Speech Rules

'Totalitarian Woke State': UK Regulator Adds ‘Political Opinion' to Hate Speech Rules

Britain is becoming a “totalitarian woke state” according to a former leader of the Conservative Party, as the UK’s broadcasting regulator has expanded its definition of hate speech to include transgender intolerance and ‘political or any other opinion’.

There are increasing fears that freedom of speech is in jeopardy in the UK as the regulatory body for media broadcasts in Britain, Ofcom, has broadened its code for hate speech.

Previously, Ofcom required that broadcasts refrained from airing ‘incitement to hatred’ based on sex, race, religion, or nationality.

The regulator’s new code — which came into place at 11 pm on New Years’ Eve — now bars programmes from “all forms of expression which spread, incite, promote or justify hatred based on intolerance on the grounds of disability, ethnicity, social origin, gender, sex, gender reassignment, nationality, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, colour, genetic features, language, political or any other opinion,

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