We do not support Hate Crime legislation. Criminal activity should be punished according to its seriousness, not its motivation. For example, a prison sentence for a person stupidly putting bacon on a Mosque door handle is excessive and unfair.
The 2010 Equality Act mandates “positive action,” stating that candidate can be selected for a job because of their race, sex etc.. This is unjust and discriminatory and should be repealed.
Equalities Act also makes harassment based on protected characteristics an offence. This is unnecessary. The law should apply equally to all. This provision actually makes some employers reluctant to employ applicants with certain “protected characteristics,” fearing that they will use their special protection to raise complaints and manipulate.