[Ed. – This isn’t a reductionist interpretation. It’s what actually happened. The police ultimately filed it as a “non-crime hate incident.” They’re on a VERY slippery slope, over there in the mother country.]
Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s speech to the Conservative Party conference on foreign workers was treated as a “hate incident” by police.
In her speech in October 2016 the Tory minister proposed tougher rules on foreign workers to stop immigrants coming to the UK “taking jobs British people could do”.
Her comments were reported to West Midlands Police by Joshua Silver, a physics professor at the University of Oxford.
Police have now written to Mr Silver stating the incident “has been recorded in line with the National Police Chiefs’ Council manual as a non-crime hate incident”.
In her speech in Birmingham, Ms Rudd said: “I want us to look again at whether our immigration system provides the right incentives for businesses to invest in British workers.”