Nick Griffin and his henchman have been found innocent of charges brought against them of inciting racial hatred. This followed an undercover BBC investigation. (here)
Given their defence, that they were attacking Islam as a fanatical culture rather than race of skin colour (he even use the Koran as evidence); I am not surprised that he won his case.
Two points strike me here:
1. How long until the government changes the law to cover 'cultural' as well as racial discrimination?
A long time I hope, as this would be a massive restriction on free speech.
2. So many of the follow-up cases to TV undercover investigations fail. Clearly they have sought shock value over fact. The recent football bribes being another case of this. How long until the Police start to sue TV Companies for wasting their time?
UPDATE: For the record it took Peter Hain, (surprise eh!), two hours and 1o minutes to suggest new laws were needed to prevent the CPS from looking silly in court again.