‘Better Than That’ campaign against hate crime

A national anti-hate crime campaign backed by the government, Better Than That, was launched on Thursday 1 December 2016 in response to the rise in incidents after the EU referendum.

Home Office figures showed the number of racially or religiously aggravated offences leapt 41% in July 2016, compared with the same month the previous year, prompting fears that the Brexit vote had fuelled intolerance.

As a result, more than 20 community organisations, representing different races, religions, and people with disabilities have joined forces to try to promote what its members say are true British values and give the lie to those who would target minorities. The campaign has cross-party support as well as backing from the prime minister.