Spectator Podcast: The Real Hate Crime Scandal. Brendan O’Neill & Kevin O’Sullivan with Lara Prendergast. (August 2016).
In police procedures and policies they actually say you don’t need to have evidence to prove hatred as a motivating factor in a crime, you simply take the victims word for it. This opens up a whole Orwellian subjective free for all, which means that pretty much anyone, for saying almost anything, could have the hate crime finger pointed at them. It’s quite Stalinist. (Brendan O’Neill)