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It seems we are not going to be able to take it easy in 2020.

It’s very hard to see how this official guidance can be lawful. We would need to see what assessment the NHS have done of the impact of this policy.
What is the impact on

A) the welfare of the child
B) the implications for doctors of a child is not ‘Gillick competent’ - I.e cannot consent to medical intervention
C) the implications for the moral and legal obligations on parents to exercise their parental responsibilities
AND of course the Article 8 rights of parents and children for their family life to be respected by the State.

Of course we understand that sometimes parents don’t do the right thing for their children and sometimes the State has to step in to protect the children.
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OK back from #FairCopJR .

Firstly very nice to meet supporters of Mr HM and the man himself briefly. A few observations:

@CollegeofPolice clearly are not taking this seriously. That will be their downfall. Sending a very Junior, non QC to present their defence is laughable.
The COP and their non-legal "policies" have been a blight on the lives of thousands of innocent men and women.

Thankfully, as admitted in court, many Police Forces ignore their "advice" or "policy". Top tip. A policy is not law.
Justice Knowles was clearly exasperated by the utter bulls testicles presented by the defence. As he well should be.

This case should prove a win for sanity. This is much more than calling a man who "identifies" as a woman a man.

This is about Police resourcing.
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10.10. am

Ready in Court 5.

wish list for today

Counsel who can project.

Now starting with counsel for CoP again.
Lists things that he will cover this morning.
In reverse order to counsel for HM.

Start - issue of communication to whom.
And the issue of context of communication. If to be hate incident must be hostility. It is clear that communication can be by victim or any other person. EG disabled adult comes off bus, arrives at day centre and tells staff of incident of abuse. #FairCopJR
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At my tribunal the Judge welcomed live tweeting as a means of #openjustice . It was brilliantly done by @wwwritingclub. Someone didn't like something she reported and complained to @Twitter. Her account was suspended for 12 hrs. She wasn't able to live tweet from #FairCopJR
Someone also did not like that the women of Mumsnet were talking openly about the case and the individuals involved. They received ominous warnings about "reporting restrictions" and decided to take all the names out if the posts to be on the safe side…
After clarification that there were no reporting restrictions they have promised to replace all the names.
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It's 10.20am.

We are in court.

The public seats are nearly full.

Hopefully let the tweeting commence #FairCopJR
And we are off! Checking the state of the bundles and shuffling up to let more people sit. Now a very full house. #FairCopJR
Judge - this is a very important case... I am not concerned with a hotly contested debate; that is for Parliament...We will refer to biological sex in full knowledge of the controversy and not wishing to demean... #FairCopJR
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We hope to live tweet the proceedings. Follow #FairCopJR

Why is this important? Because generally it concerns the right of individual citizens to freely express views on matters of political controversy.
And in particular - are the guidelines from the College of Policing compatible with the fundamental right to free expression? The guidance being challenged is set out in the 2014 'Hate Crime Operational Guidance'. See Chapter 6…
This requires police forces to record 'non-crime hate incidents', defined as that 'which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated (wholly or partially) by a hostility or prejudice' and directed at one of five 'monitored strands'.
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