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 >raspberry<   Home Secretary implies DWP will "face the full force of the law"?    >bleep<
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Goths, men, women and elderly people could receive protection under hate crime laws after officials announced a wide-ranging review of current legislation.
The Law Commission, the independent body that recommends legal reforms, will look at whether there are any gaps in hate crime legislation as part of a package of measures announced by the Home Office on Tuesday.
Both misogyny (prejudice against women) and misandry (prejudice against men) will be considered by the review, as will attitudes towards alternative lifestyles such as goth subculture, and age.
Race, religion, trans identity, sexual orientation and disability are the so-called “protected characteristics” covered by current legislation.
The home secretary, Sajid Javid, said: “Hate crime goes directly against the longstanding British values of unity, tolerance and mutual respect, and I am committed to stamping this sickening behaviour out. Our refreshed action plan sets out how we will tackle the root causes of prejudice and racism, support hate crime victims and ensure offenders face the full force of the law.”

But of course it won't, since government goalposts come fitted with castors.