from the Daily Mail UK

The Home Secretary [the equivalent of the Minister of NZ’s Department of Internal Affairs] has scolded a police force for sending five officers to a family-owned pub to seize a collection of golliwog dolls, it was revealed yesterday.

An anonymous complaint was made about the White Hart Inn in Grays, Essex, and 15 dolls were seized because their presence was a suspected ‘hate crime‘.

Suella Braverman is said to have been furious about the approach, which also saw police question pub owner Benice Ryley, and has told Essex Police that bosses should be focusing on catching real criminals rather than seizing toys.

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This stupidity, a result of ‘hate speech’ laws in the UK, helps explain why there was fierce opposition to such laws in Jacindaland. We’ve posted on several other similarly stupid incidents there. —Eds