Racist women on London public transport - official thread part XIV

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by Squinty » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:11 pm

I've thought about the same thing before. I'm not religious, but I was brought up in a religious household. Morally, it's had an impact on my behaviour. I would say it's been pretty positive.

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by Gemini73 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:29 pm

Moggy wrote:
Fade wrote:As much as I'm not a fan of religion, I can see why it was needed. Imagine having to deal with shitheads like that 200 years ago. At least most religions teach people some basic human decency. People like that just live for the next 'high'.

My girlfriend is Islamic so I've been thinking about it a lot recently.


Throughout history religion is famous for making people more tolerant....


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by Rocsteady » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:51 pm

Admirable restraint on his part in the video. Unbelievable.

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by Blue Eyes » Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:05 pm


Reported as a "vile incident" in The S*n today. Brass strawberry floating neck.

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by KK » Sun May 05, 2019 2:37 pm



Evening Standard wrote:Top five most offences by TfL route since 2014/15

Overground - 655
Jubilee line - 527
Central line - 499
Northern line - 494
District line - 473

Racist offences on Transport for London's (TfL) rail network have doubled in the space of four years, with a leading anti-hate crime charity saying Brexit tensions could be partly to blame.

Rose Simkins, chief executive of Stop Hate UK, today urged Leave and Remain politicians to tone down the rhetoric as new figures revealed a spike in racially and religiously aggravated offences on the Tube and other rail services in the capital.

She said: “Language is really important in not fuelling this."

British Transport Police (BTP) data obtained by the Standard under the Freedom of Information Act showed that in 2018/19, there were 1,143 reported offences on the Tube, Overground, Docklands Light Railway (DLR), TfL Rail and Tramlink.

This was nearly double the 575 reported in 2014/15. Most of the 1,081 crimes reported in the 2016/17 year happened after the Brexit referendum.

Ms Simkins told the Standard: "The figures don’t surprise me. Everybody working to combat hate crime is aware there are tensions causing these increases. After the referendum, the number of hate crimes increased and there is also evidence of a slow increase at the moment.

“There are definitely feelings of increased hostility towards people who are different. The current situation of political uncertainty, and some people using Leave as an anti-immigration platform, means there is greater hostility towards people who are perceived to be from another country."

In one instance, in October last year, a woman was punched in the face on the Overground, claiming it was because she was speaking Spanish. Her attacker reportedly said: "You shouldn’t speak other languages."

Ms Simkins continued: “Language [of elected officials] is really important in not fuelling this. We often see politicians using antagonistic and divisive language.

"The way the Leave and Remain debate has continued and been managed has increased that tension - and in many ways created it. This might not have happened if it was handled differently."

She added an increasing number of victims and onlookers reporting hate crimes is another factor behind the jump since 2014/15: "Institutions like ourselves, British Transport Police and the government have campaigned to raise more awareness on how to report hate crimes.

“Before, people might not have known they can report it, or thought no one cared. But there’s now a stronger message."

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PostRe: Racist women on London public transport - official thread part XIV
by karl_fletcher » Sun May 05, 2019 6:21 pm

KK wrote:
Evening Standard wrote:
Rose Simkins, chief executive of Stop Hate UK, today urged Leave and Remain politicians to tone down the rhetoric as new figures revealed a spike in racially and religiously aggravated offences on the Tube and other rail services in the capital.


I'd love to know what rhetoric on the remain side has encouraged racist abuse.

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by Moggy » Mon May 06, 2019 8:41 am

karl_fletcher wrote:
KK wrote:
Evening Standard wrote:
Rose Simkins, chief executive of Stop Hate UK, today urged Leave and Remain politicians to tone down the rhetoric as new figures revealed a spike in racially and religiously aggravated offences on the Tube and other rail services in the capital.


I'd love to know what rhetoric on the remain side has encouraged racist abuse.


There is a little bit where Remainers say things like “lol we’ll be full of Blacks and Muslim’s when we get rid of the Poles!”.

It’s not meant in the same way, but still adds to the idea of good and bad immigrants.


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