What is Hate Crime?

Hate crime is known as any criminal offence, which is looked by the victim to be motivated by hostility or prejudice towards another person based on a personal characteristic, for instance: race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, disability and transgender identity.

Birth of hate crime

Hate crime was never supposed to happen, the government was meant to build this city as one and give us a place to be safe, and how we can live in a world if we are not safe just for being Muslim, black, Asian, gay and disabled? This is the birth of hate crime.

June 2016, there was an EU referendum held for the public to vote whether or not the UK should leave the EU. It was decided by the public that the UK should leave the EU.

David Cameron who was the leader of the conservative party had thought that the relationship between the UK and EU wasn’t ideal and wanted to renegotiate their relationship. His initial plans were to attempt change on how their interactions were dealt with and was happy to continue their relation down the line. He had stated in 2012 that- “for those of us who are practical Euroseptics, who know there is a real benefit from being engaged but are frustrated by some of the ways the relationships works, I see lots of reasons to say the argument is going our direction”. He believed that “Britain faces a simple and inescapable choice- stability and strong Government with him or chaos with Ed Miliband”. The promise of an EU referendum was made by David Cameron during his 2013 speech and it was made a part of the Tory manifesto for the 2015 election, stating “a vote would be held before the end of 2017 if conservative won the election”. Cameron had already planned to carry out a referendum in 2010 however they were halted due to the coalition but the majority of the conservative party made it simpler for him to fulfil the manifesto commitments. As the English public voted to leave the EU David Cameron decided to resign as Prime Minister due to the fact that he didn’t agree with the concept of Brexit and initially he didn’t want to leave the EU, therefore he didn’t believe that he was the right person to go forward with the Brexit deal.

The aftermath of the public voting to leave the EU awoken a lot of discrimination towards minority ethnic groups in largely predominant cities in the North of England, for instance in the towns like Castle Point, Thurrock and Great Yarmouth, the citzens that those who voted to leave were over 70%. 

An example of a hate crime situation was the incident with Tommy Robinson and the family from a Syrian background, where the 15-year-old boy was viciously attack by another student who was English, for what it is seemed to be for no reason and there has been major backlash as the video has been spiralled around the media being viewed millions of time. Tommy had put up a video to the media expressing how he felt about the situation. He claimed that “lots of Muslim gangs are beating up white English kids” and further claiming that the Syrian student is “not innocent” due to apparently being involved in a gang who had beaten a girl up in the same school before, however, the mother of the child who had got beaten has publicly announced that the 15 year old boy was not involved in that situation which displays how Tommy Robinson will say anything in order to justify the horrendous attack on the 15 year old boy.

Reference; https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/syrian-refugee-school-attack-huddersfield-tommy-robinson-family-sue-victim-police-a8659921.html

Its clear to see that from the 2016 brexit referdum the majority of the public have a loathing mood towards Britian and the relationship with the EU, this stems largely from the factor of immigration under the misconception that many believe indiviulas coming from outside of Britian “are stealing their jobs and benefits”, which has resulted an increase in hate crime.