It is a serious issue – but by forever expanding the definition to include anyone who perceives that they have been insulted for any reason ultimately undermines our ability to address the most serious cases.
Posts Tagged: Hate Crimes
David Goodhart and Richard Norrie: Indiscriminate on discrimation. Two recent reports that must not lead Ministers astray.
David Lammy and the Social Mobility Commission both made a big splash on the basis of weak evidence and flawed assumptions.
If the Government really is considering treating the intimidation of politicians in the same way as hate crime, it ought to think again.
Graeme Archer: A charter for bullies. Infecting criminal justice with identity politics is a terrible, terrible mistake
And the physicist who reported the Home Secretary for ‘hate crime’, for wanting more British apprenticeships? He’s a fat idiot, yes. But mostly he’s a bully.
Evidence suggests that there was a post-June 23rd spike. But a relationship with the referendum is contestable. And the normal trend soon reasserted itself.