hate crime

Is hate crime really on the rise?

15 October 2019 18:28

The Guardian ran a story on its website today headlined: ‘Hate crimes doubled in England and Wales in five years.’…

The true cost of fake hate crimes

20 February 2019 11:43

Some years ago I was introduced to one notion of how to tackle dishonest and insincere accusations of racism. It…

Will making jokes about vegans soon be a hate crime?

1 November 2018 16:04

Well done to Sara Thornton, a senior police officer who has warned against extending the definition of a ‘hate crime’ to include misogyny, misandry and…

The problem with hate crime

16 October 2018 15:14

It always amazes me that people think it is normal and acceptable to have hate-crime legislation. To have laws which allow…

Let’s not pretend misogyny is a hate crime

10 July 2018 15:53

Have you ever met a real misogynist? Probably not, because misogyny is a very strong word. Coming from the ancient…

Meghan Markle and the myth of ‘racist’ Britain

21 May 2018 16:42

In recent years the British public have been bombarded with allegations about our alleged bigotry. When we failed to follow…

Is Brexit a human rights emergency? The UN seems to think so

30 April 2018 15:31

How easy it would be to be goaded by the visit of Tendayi Achiume, the UN’s “Special Rapporteur on Racism”…

What the papers say: Britain’s Brexit trump cards

22 August 2017 8:17

The EU holds all the ‘trump cards’ in Brexit talks. Or at least that’s what some ‘Remainers’ would have you…

Brexit isn’t to blame for the Polish exodus

23 February 2017 13:03

I guess the hate crime epidemic that gripped Britain after Brexit hasn’t put that many people off, with new figures…

The truth behind the Brexit hate crime ‘spike’

15 February 2017 10:21

Britain is in the grip of an epidemic, apparently. An epidemic of hate. New figures, compiled by the Press Association, suggest…

What the papers say: When is a hate crime not a hate crime?

13 January 2017 8:17

Amber Rudd’s speech on foreign workers at the Tory party conference has been reported to police as a hate crime.…

Watch: Andrew Neil skewers Oxford professor over hate crime claim

12 January 2017 15:25

With the Home Secretary’s conference speech officially recorded as a ‘hate incident’ after an Oxford University physics professor complained to the…

If Amber Rudd doesn’t like being investigated for a ‘hate incident’, she should change the law

12 January 2017 13:35

At last October’s Conservative party conference, Amber Rudd revealed a rather silly proposal that companies operating in the UK should be…

There’s a simple explanation for the Brexit ‘hate crime’ spike

4 January 2017 9:46

A New Year is upon us and a new wave of racism, bigotry and xenophobia is meant to be stalking…

Am I the victim of a homophobic SNP hate crime?

15 November 2016 16:44

My editor has received a letter of complaint. The SNP MP Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh writes: Dear Fraser, I read Douglas Murray’s…

When is a hate crime not a hate crime?

21 October 2016 12:53

I’ve always been somewhat bemused by the concept of ‘hate crime’ – a phrase which first came into use in…

What the increase in hate crime really tells us about post-Brexit Britain

14 October 2016 13:01

It’s official: there is 41 per cent more hatred in Britain now than there was before the vote to quit…

We must have the freedom to mock Islam

11 October 2016 14:25

How did mocking Islam become the great speechcrime of our times? Louis Smith, the gymnast, is the latest to fall…

It’s time the Government ended its silence on Sikh hate crime victims

11 October 2016 12:34

On 15 September 2001, Balbir Singh Sodhi, a gas station owner, was arranging flowers outside his family business in Arizona.…

Why are some trying to turn life into one big hate-crime?

10 October 2016 17:14

After voting for Brexit earlier this year did you come over all homophobic? I mean after you did all the…