Hate Crime (14)

MQT on 2017-07-13
Session date: 
July 13, 2017
Question By: 
David Kurten
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Are "hate crimes" now part and parcel of living in a city, just as terrorist attacks are also part and parcel of living in a city?


Answer for Hate Crime (14)

Answer for Hate Crime (14)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have been quite clear that we will always do everything possible to prepare for the worst, but we must never accept that terrorist attacks are a price we have to pay for our way of life or for the times we live in.

Terrorist attacks that kill and injure innocent people are not inevitable. They are choices made by those who choose to murder and injure innocent men, women and children in the name of their grotesque and perverse ideology.

I have also made my position clear that I will not tolerate hate crime against anyone, anywhere in London. There is no place for hatred and intolerance in London. 

Being prepared to challenge and combat hate crime is what is part and parcel of living in a great city like ours, and the best way to do that is to encourage greater social integration, bringing communities together and celebrating their contribution to the life of the capital.