R v Rogers - definition of "racial group" - House of Lords 28.2.07
The House of Lords has ruled that for the purposes of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 s.28(4) "those who are not of British origin constitute a racial group". The accused had argued that a group should be defined by what it is rather than by what it is not. "Spaniards" would thus be covered but "foreigners" generally - as in the phrase "bloody foreigners" - would not. The House of Lords rejected this argument.