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{COLUMNIST} JAMES WHARTON

First rule of columnists’ fight club, other than not talking about columnists’ fight club, is to have something to fight for. In which case, the British Army’s former Lance Corporal James Wharton, out and proud Iraq veteran, Prince Harry confidant and best-selling author, is your man...

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“If you are found guilty of an LBGT -related hate crime, the maximum jail term a judge can impose is a laughable six months

Since the Brexit vote in June, hate crime in the UK has been hitting the headlines more than ever. And alongside incidents of racially-motivated crime, it appears that the fear of hate crime due to sexual orientation is also on the up. According to the stats, the headlines, and people I’ve met, LGBT people now feel more in danger since Brexit. And it’s true. Last month, Emerald Life, the LGBT insurance provider, released YouGov research showing that LGBT people’s fear of hate crime has increased 100% in 12 months. As a keen Brexiteer, this fills me with anger. This isn’t what I voted for. But are we sure this is Brexit-sensitive?

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