As I work on a larger post on the Equality and Human Rights Commission report which has been already covered in full negativity for Scotland, by our Nomedia, I came across these startling graphs on pages 138 and 139.
Violence against women is more than twice as high in England and violence against the disabled is more than three times as high in England. You’ll remember Reporting Scotland’s sensationalised and decontextualized report on hate crimes including those against the disabled which I reported and complained about:
While any such abuse is to be deplored, these sharp differences, given Scotland’s historical statistics and stereotypes, still used by English comedians, should surely be noted. I feel sure that FM Richard Leonard, in a parallel universe, would want to stand in the reflected glow of this.