London’s Metropolitan reports 599 race hate-crime incidents from the aftermath of the EU referendum on June 24th until July 2nd, The Independent Reports.

The association of heightened racial tension with the campaign was beautifully summarized by the creator of Harry Potter, J.K Rowlings, days before the referendum:

“I’m not an expert on much, but I do know how to create a monster. (….)

They cast themselves as our champions, flatter us with tales of who we are or could be, sell us rose-...

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