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Columnist blasts hate crime figures as a chance to label Brexiteers 'RACIST BIGOTS'

A POLITICAL commentator lambasted reports of a jump in hate crime after the EU referendum - saying they are being used to unfairly brand Brexiteers “racist bigots”.

Columnist Andre Walker said the spike was down to an “increase in reporting” and not because the British people are “evil and nasty”.

Three quarters of police forces in England and Wales recorded their highest levels of hate crimes in the three months after the historic vote to Leave.

More than 14,000 incidents were recorded between July and September, the highest since records began in 2012.

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