The Government should instead look into reviewing the Equality Act, which makes these institutions subject to its harassment provision.
The lesson of this drama is that fans must make their voices heard, rather than Ministers threaten knee-jerk legislation.
There is a vocal minority of people who dominate discussions in the media, and seem determined to import the racially-charged culture we see in the US.
It should worry us all that a Conservative government is even on board with the concept of a hate crime.
Failing to implement – or even entertain the notion of – change helps no-one, aside from perhaps a handful who use the health service for cheap populism.
It’s disgraceful that somewhere between 15 and 20 per cent of our young people may be “functionally illiterate” when they leave school.
The belief that by hammering one sector of the economy you’ll help another is more reminiscent of socialist ideology than free market conservatism.
We would be foolish to close our eyes to the reality: the Government continues to exercise unprecedented powers, with negligible parliamentary scrutiny,
The last few months have shown the public that, if there’s political will, the deficit no longer matters – a dangerous precedent.
Tony Blair’s plan to get 50 per cent of young people to go to university was a disastrous one. Thankfully, decision-makers know things need to change.