Why Not Everybody Should Vote

It has been my custom for several years to encourage people to use their vote at local and general elections. I have always believed that the right to express an opinion at the ballot box is the cornerstone of a working democracy and a responsibility that should be taken seriously. Voter apathy frustrated me and […]

The Problem With The Will Of The People

Possibly the most oft quoted catchphrase of the post Brexit referendum world is the statement ‘The Will of the People.’ It is hard to find a single article on the EU referendum that doesn’t make reference to the words that have become synonymous with the concept of democracy. However when discussing democracy it is important […]

Politics And Our Relationships

Last year was one of the most politically turbulent in living memory for the citizens of Britain. The impact of the country voting to leave the European Union will be debated and discussed for years to come and Brexit will take its place in the history books as one of the pivotal turning points of […]

Government Accountable To People

Looks like the bleachers are full of…..one person it seems. Hmmmmmmmmm. The inauguration was quite an eye opener. The only time I’d seen protests on around the same scale was when Bush Jr had his inauguration- If one this is very clear, the US voting system needs to be addressed so that you don’t get […]

So Long And Thanks For All The Fish

Guest article from an associate of Resisting Hate who wishes to remain anonymous. Last year I was assaulted and heavily injured, my crime, wearing a Remain button and having a slight accent, luckily my dog who was roaming in the bushes heard me scream and saw the attacker off, which stopped him from doing more […]

Claiming 2017 Back From The Haters

There is little need to recap the chaos of 2016. Certainly to anyone with a social media presence or who reads the newspapers the horrors have been all too evident. From an increase in worldwide terrorism to the shock Brexit referendum through the rise in Nationalism, evidenced by support for hate groups like Britain First […]

Why We Could Never Have Voted Brexit

It is rare to find our pro diversity group agreeing unanimously on anything. The strength of our group lies not in conforming our views to fit a party line but in respecting the different views and beliefs held by our members. This defines tolerance as opposed to conformity which pretty much encapsulates the ethos of […]

Leap In Hate Crime Post Brexit

In order to understand and ultimately prevent the behaviours that cause divisions in our society it is sometimes necessary to look at how those behaviours evolved and why some people in our communities behave the way they do. The trigger for the recent revival of racism, Islamophobia and prejudice in the UK was the Brexit […]

Britain Must Support Our Polish

The attack on Polish gentleman Arkadiusz Jozwik by a gang of teenagers in Harlow last week shocked the town and sent tremors through the wider UK Polish community. Initially reported as a random attack the media quickly turned to speculation this was a hate crime, a deliberate act of racist violence and further evidence of […]

Take The Hate Tags Down Twitter

If I drew you a graph of my faith in humanity you would see during the last twenty four hours a nose dive broadly comparable to the crash of the pound a few hours after Brexit. Just when as co founder of an anti hate group I had started to think I had seen it […]

Media To Blame for Rise In Hate Crime

The responsibility for the views of each individual lies with the individual. Ultimately each person makes the choice for themselves how they approach the world and the people in it. However, the information that sits behind those choices can be the responsibility of a much wider collective. As suggested by the title of this article […]