Friday, 14 October 2016

Quote of the day: On hate crime

This is about the sum of it:

The true story here is not that Britain became more hateful post-referendum, but that officialdom, aided by spectacularly uncritical commentators, has developed new ways of cynically constructing crime epidemics. And to what end? To the explicitly political end of demonising the choice made by voters in the referendum and depicting Britain outside of the EU as a dangerous place in which old and ugly views have been emboldened. Rarely has the political motivation behind spreading a crime panic been so obvious, so shrill, as this.

And it continues with ever more spaces and places to report such crimes. Most of which is purely and simply an attack on free speech.


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