Homophobic hate crime surging SIX times faster in England and Wales

The Scotsman’s Chris McCall today delights in reminding us not to get too smug about falling hate crime in Scotland. The Guardian may be worried by a ‘surge’ in homophobic hate crime in England and Wales but, hey, it’s ‘on the rise’ here too. They’ll be hoping this further undermines Nicola’s claim for ‘Scottish values’ savaged by Marky Smith yesterday.

Read on, however, and you see the increase in Scotland was 5% but in England and Wales it was between 25% (Merseyside) and 42% (Kent), in the same year.

 

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