UK has had a "1st ammendement" since 1689, which covered only freedom of speech for parliamentary officials (not citizens or serfs/proles).
He wouldn't be arrested - due to the havar being construed as a negative right to freedom of expression under the common law.
This is part of article 10 of the European convention and guarantee of freedom of expression under the Human Rights Act.
There is ambiguity to the law as there are exceptions that might include threatening, abuse or behaviour that causes harassment or distress, a breach of the peace - such as prohibition of racist speech and related rallies / protests.
This "upgrades" the offense to indecent or gross offense with intent or incitement to cause distress of anxiety, usually used in hate speech against race or religion or towards acts of terrorism.
Believe there was also some treason if it involved the crown (as in state, and monarchy), that may have been abolished by section 72 of justice act 2009, that continued to cover obscenities (often overlooked, unless you push it), indecency causing corruption of public morals and outrage of public decency. Especially if it is not a first offence (eg, Abu Hamza's hate speech vs English, which was tolerated for a long time before he was nicked or C18 rallies, which usually turn into brawls with people rrested for violence and additionally charged with hate speech).
While UK may have the strictest laws on defamation - prosecution requires an exceptionally high burden of proof.
The guy in the video, as he is "teaching" does not fall under this category, due to the Education (no.2) act 1986 of UK defamation law.
Video Recordings Act 2010 only requires that it contain BBFC (censorship) certificate.
We still allow Family Guy and Southpark to play uncensored with its anti-Semitic and "hate-crime" jokes and stereotypes.
Defamation Act 2013 was the reformation of such act. Do not believe it changes much except for the right to protection of reputation.
I hear plenty of racism and hate-speech in my town (of 11,000 people with ... 3 black guys, 4 chinese, 2 Turkish, a few Russians and a dozen Indian and Pakistanis, plus many Europeans and Eastern Europeans (ex-soviet bloc) every single day.
If no-one's around to witness the hate crime, then does the hate crime exist?
It's funny to see US ideology applied to UK law.
// it's a part of brexit they ain't clarified yet.
// oh - the other thing that cuffs us is: you can't talk to jurors about the crime. That's a big no-no.
Edited by teh_saccade, 06 December 2017 - 08:27 AM.