Saturday 1 April 2017 / 3:28 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Sadly this is not an isolated incident, but part of a sustained increase in hate crimes that this Tory government is yet to offer any effective response to – Diane Abbott

Diane
Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, responding to reports of a
brutal attack on a 17 year old asylum seeker yesterday evening, said:

“Sadly this is not an isolated incident,  but part of a
sustained increase in hate crimes that this Tory government is yet to offer any
effective response to.

 “With right-wing politicians across the world scapegoating
migrants, refugees and others for their economic problems, we are seeing a deeply
worrying rise in the politics of hate.

 “We must make clear that there is no place for anti-foreigner
myths, racism and hate in our society.”