July 20, 2018
Woman head-butted in racist attack on Glasgow to Paisley train BBC News 20 March
Woman attacked on London Underground for speaking Spanish The Independent 13 April
‘No one flinched’: Woman describes racist attack on her and 11-year-old son on crowded train The Independent 26 April
These incidents, all from the first half of this year, remind us of a poisonous side effect of the Brexit referendum: intolerance and hatred. They provide a telling contrast to the much praised British values of tolerance and inclusivity, part of a British identity that needs to be rescued from EU domination.
Now Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary has given a warning that after the UK actually leaves the EU next March, there is a real possibility that hate crime will again increase.
The statement did not seem to raise any undue concerns – it was accepted more or less in the way that people react to a weather warning by the Meteorological Office. If there is a chance of a storm, prepare and stay calm. Hate crimes happen, just like weather events; not much you can do about them.Author : ¿Que gigantes?