Police: Hate Crimes ‘Down on Last Year’, Despite Including Complaints Against Farage

“Some members of the public complaining about Nigel Farage, or whatever, that will get recorded as a hate crime no matter what it is. If the person feels it’s a hate crime it will get recorded as a hate crime.”

The fact that complaints against the UKIP leader, which are likely to be politically motivated, were included further demonstrates how subjective and unreliable claims of a post-Brexit “hate crime epidemic” could be.