hate crime

We’re facing a tsunami of censorship

4 July 2020 9:00 am

It’s open season on mavericks and dissenters at the moment. If you publicly challenge any of the sacred nostrums of…

A rabbi stabbed, but no hate crime?

14 June 2020 7:39 am

A mystery has occurred. In The Affluent People’s Republic of North London, a rabbi was stabbed on the street multiple…

Hate legislation is blasphemy law by another name

2 May 2020 9:00 am

Hate legislation is blasphemy law by another name

Is hate crime really on the rise?

16 October 2019 4:28 am

The Guardian ran a story on its website today headlined: ‘Hate crimes doubled in England and Wales in five years.’…

Shouldn’t the police be chasing down theft and assault, not thought crime?

13 October 2018 9:00 am

West Yorkshire Police hit the headlines twice this week. First we learned that the fourth-largest force in England and Wales…

A joke about Welsh vowels is a hate crime, say the tuppenny panjandrums

21 April 2018 9:00 am

It took four days to actually see the pine marten in the flesh. We caught it on a trail cam…

Melissa Kite: The death of humour

20 January 2018 9:00 am

A vet has accused me of a ‘hate crime’ for making a joke about vets. On the basis that everything…


28 October 2017 9:00 am

Meeting halfway Sir: If our Brexit negotiator David Davis has not read Robert Tombs’s wonderful article ‘Lost in translation’ (21…