Monday, June 26, 2023

evidence of racist and xenophobic incidents after Brexit

 Since the Brexit referendum in 2016, there has been a significant increase in racist and xenophobic incidents in the UK. The following are some examples of such incidents

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  • A 300% increase in anti-Muslim incidents in 2015 as the Brexit campaign pushed an anti-immigration message
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  • Over 500 racist incidents in the weeks following the EU referendum, including assaults, arson attacks, and dog excrement being thrown at doors or shoved through letterboxes
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  • Gangs prowling the streets demanding passers-by prove they can speak English, swastikas in various locations, assaults, arson attacks, and dog excrement being thrown at doors or shoved through letterboxes
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  • A 57% jump in hate crime reports to the National Police Chiefs Council's online reporting site since Friday, compared with the same time frame a month ago
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  • Seventy-one percent of people from ethnic minorities now report having faced racial discrimination, compared with 58% in January 2016, before the EU vote
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These incidents suggest that the Brexit campaign was associated with an increase in racist, anti-immigrant, and Islamophobic sentiment in the UK.

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