It is clear the effect the EU referendum campaign has had in fuelling a worrying rise in hate crime
13 Oct 2016Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, speaking in response to the publication of government statistics showing rising hate crime, said: “It is clear the effect the EU referendum campaign has had in fuelling a worrying rise in hate crime.
“These shocking figures only represent the crimes that have been reported to police. It is crucial that all victims of these terrible crimes feel confident about coming forward.
“The government has recently published its action plan. But its own policies and rhetoric have responsibility in this area. From go home vans to naming and shaming firms who employ overseas workers, to a foreigner-free NHS this is a government whose policies are contributing to this climate of hate.”
* October 13, 2016