Oops, I thought this was another firearms thread in the making...
Latest news is that Theresa May has accepted the Lords amendment to Section 5 of the Public Order Act. Details of the amendment and links to the bizarre alliance of opponents here Victory in the House of Lords | Reform Section 5
Thank goodness. There weren't many cases, but it seemed to be building a head of steam that was deeply inimical to free speech.
Your mother was a hamster.
I now know what 250 is but still don't know what section 5 is, I'm guessing it was illegal to insult people but now it isn't.
Plus there's another dodgy borderline, that between insult and offence. Most of the notorious cases quoted by the RS5 lobby weren't insulting, in that there was no mens rea. Quite simply, somebody took offence at what somebody else had said or written, and claimed to have been "insulted".