Jordan v Burgoyne: 1963

The defendant, a racist addressed a crowd containing many persons of the Jewish faith and other people of sensible but strong views saying, in the most obnoxious way, that ‘Hitler was right’, and other crazed sentiments of that kind.
Held: Although the section requires an objective standard to be met, the ethnic group in question must be taken as one finds it.


[1963] 2 QB 744, [1963] 2 All ER 225


Public Order Act 1936 5


England and Wales

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CitedBrutus v Cozens HL 19-Jul-1972
The House was asked whether the conduct of the defendant at a tennis match at Wimbledon amounted to using ‘insulting words or behaviour’ whereby a breach of the peace was likely to be occasioned contrary to section 5. He went onto court 2, blew a . .
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Updated: 01 July 2022; Ref: scu.270832