Sunday, January 18, 2009

Iris Robinson Case Police Consult the PPS

Well the Iris Robinson investigation for hate crime has been trickling along quietly since the summer. Well it has been ticking along.

News has now come that the Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland had been consulted with regards to procedural advise. While this step does not mean necessarily that charges will be brought under Article 9 of the Public Order (NI) Order 1987 for her comments about homosexuals in June, it does show that it is a complex case and advice is needed to proceed. The article covers the use of threatening, abusive or insulting words which have the likelihood to stir up hatred and arouse fear.

Her comments which have been defended my her husband Nothern Ireland's First Minister using the biblical defence, forgetting that as political representatives they have to serve those of the same religious persuasion and those of none.

We wait an see what happens nexy Mrs Robinson.

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