Britain is no place for hate crime
On Thursday 01 December 2016 one of the representatives of Barka UK took part in Better then That event (Britain is no place for hate crime) which took place in Parliament Portcullis House SW1A
Following a rise in hate crimes in the wake of the UE referendum, Better Then That, a national anti-hate crime campaign, backed by Prime Minister Theresa May MP, Secretary Sajid Javid MP, Sir Eric Pickles MP and wide range of NGOs and community organizations was launched.
Official figures released by the Home Office, recorded a 41% rise in crimes motivated by race or religion in July, just after Britain’s voted vote to leave the EU, compared to the same month last year This increase has led to many communities feeling vulnerable and unwelcome in the wake of the vote.
Initiated by by the Polish Cultural Institute, the campaign is also supported by the broad spectrum of over 20 organizations which have endorsed it.
Offering her support to the campaign Prime Minister Theresa May said:
‘Hate crime has absolutely no place in Britain and I’m delighted to see people and groups from all communities coming together to support the Better Then That campaign.
As I said on the steps of Downing Street, my mission is to make Britain a country that works for everyone and for that to happen hate crime of any kind, directed against any community, race or religion, will not be tolerated.
As long as hate crime exist , we must challenge ourselves to do more and this campaign builds on the vital work Government is already doing through the Hate Crime Action plan and I wish Better Then That every success.