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Since the EU referendum in June, thousands of people living in Britain

have been abused or attacked because of their nationality, race or religion


It is time to show the world that Britain is #betterthanthat

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  • Stand Against Racism and Inequality
  • Tell MAMA UK
  • The Board of Deputies of British Jews
  • UK Disabled People's Council
  • Union of Jewish Students
  • Al-Khoei Foundation
  • Black British Academics
  • British Future
  • Community Security Trust
  • Disability Hate Crime Network
  • Faith Matters
  • Faiths Forum for London

#BetterThanThat campaign is supported by:

  • Jewish Labour Movement,
  • Jewish Leadership Council
  • Kick it Out
  • New Europeans
  • Polish Cultural Institute
  • Polish Social and Cultural Association
  • Race on the Agenda

The campaign is open to all organisations willing to support the fight against hate crime - get in touch!

a significant rise in hate crime

After the EU referendum, there was

compared to June 2015, according to Home Office report

What constitutes a hate crime?

  • disability
  • race or ethnicity
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation
  • transgender identity

Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person

because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s

In July 2016, it rose by

Chief Whip, Foreign Affairs Spokesperson, Shadow Leader of the House, Tom Brake MP (Liberal Democrats):

World Champion Boxer, Carl Froch MBE

Prime Minister Theresa May:

"This government is determined to tackle hate crime in all its forms against people of any ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity or ability. That is why I fully support the #BetterThanThat campaign to make it clear to the perpetrators that such actions have no place in our society today.”

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 #BetterThanThat 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 exists, 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 #BetterThanThat every success.”

“Hate crime of any kind is completely unacceptable. It divides communities, destroy lives and makes us weaker. Britain is thriving precisely because we welcome people from all backgrounds, faiths and ethnicities and that is something we must strive to protect.


That is why I’m delighted to support the #BetterThanThat campaign which aims to reduce hate crime by building awareness and educating perpetrators on the consequences of their actions.”

Sir Eric Pickles MP (Conservatives):

Cross-party politicians & sporting legends supporting the campaign

"In Westminster, we are guilty of leaving behind too many people and I praise the organisers of this campaign for seeking to re-engage those we have let down. I am genuinely excited about this campaign and being able to apply the lessons learnt. Britain is an open and outward-looking nation that is not scared of differences. I'm glad to see so many people from different backgrounds and political parties coming together to support the campaign for a proud and tolerant Britain."

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid MP:

“Hate crime of any kind is completely unacceptable. It divides communities, destroy lives and makes us weaker. Britain is thriving precisely because we welcome people from all backgrounds, faiths and ethnicities and that is something we must strive to protect.


That is why I’m delighted to support the #BetterThanThat campaign which aims to reduce hate crime by building awareness and educating perpetrators on the consequences of their actions.”

Shadow Minister for Culture, Media and Sport Dr Rosena Allin-Khan MP (Labour):

"It makes me really angry when I read about people being attacked or discriminated against because of where they are from.


My Polish background helped me to be fit and strong. My grandparents came over in the 1940s (...) and were made to feel welcome as the Poles were embraced by our country after we fought together in the war."


- in an interview with the Sun on Sunday

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