Police ignoring hate speech against white people - shocking new findings

Two British Police Officers

Two British Police Officers

Jack Walters

By Jack Walters

Published: 31/10/2023

- 10:11

Updated: 31/10/2023

- 11:35

The number of non-crime hate incidents flagged to police has risen from 45,000 in 2013 to 120,000 this year

Hate speech against white people is not being investigated by police, a new report by a leading think tank has revealed.

The Institute of Economic Affairs found free speech was being stifled by a surge in the number of hate crime investigations.

People who speak out on controversial topics, including transgender rights and Islam, were facing police probes after their opinions were flagged for being potentially harmful.

The IEA’s head of cultural affairs Marc Glendening, who penned the report, claimed laws were only partially being applied.

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He also suggested police were refusing to seek prosecutions for similar cases directed at white victims.

Glendening called for a new concept of free speech in a bid to overcome “rising censorship”.

The new concept would focus on the right of all individuals to express their opinions.

He said: “British democracy faces an existential threat from those seeking to silence debate.

“This is the result of the emergence of a ‘culture control left’ ideology that sees state regulation of language as the principal way to enforce greater social equality.

Marc Glendening during a previous appearance on GB News

Marc Glendening during a previous appearance on GB News


“This necessarily involves violating the speech rights of individuals who wish to express views considered transgressive.

“Defenders of political pluralism now need to wage a counter-attack based upon a foundational, natural rights-based defence of free speech.”

The number of non-crime hate incidents flagged to police rose from 45,000 in 2013 to 120,000 ten years later.

Transgender and religious hate crimes have witnessed notable increases, with respective hikes of 11 per cent and 9.1 per cent.

Antisemitic and Islamophobic incidents have also soared following Hamas' onslaught against Israel on October 7.

Police Scotland officerA stock image of police officers lined upPA

Data compiled by the Home Office revealed hate crimes concerning disability, sexual orientation and race have also fallen compared to last year.

Cases which were picked up by police include a pensioner putting up a “keep males out of women-only spaces” sticker and feminist Marion Miller being arrested for an allegedly transphobic speech.

The incident, which was brought forward under section 127 of the Communications Act 2003, was later dropped.

Glendening contrasted those cases with the refusal by police to pursue a case against a welfare and diversity officer at a London university who posted the phrase “KillAllWhiteMen”.

Activists and protesters hold placards expressing their opinion during the demonstration

Activists and protesters hold placards expressing their opinion during the demonstration


He also revealed no police action was taken against a model who claimed that “white people were brought up racist” and a Cambridge academic who called for an “offensive” to “eliminate white” people as a class.

Glendening continued: “It is important to see that this new, more interventionist approach to law enforcement is pursued in a partial and inconsistent way.

“The police have notably refused to bring prosecutions against individuals in cases that are closely analogous to those described above, save for the fact that they involve racist statements directed at white people.”

He concluded: “Britain’s liberal political culture presently faces a threat greater than any it has encountered since our country emerged as a representative democracy in the early 20th century.”

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