RACIST violence and xenophobia are getting worse in many areas of Europe, London’s Green MEP Jean Lambert has warned.
She made her comments at the launch of a European Network Against Racism (ENAR ) report at the European Parliament today.
“Islamaphobia, which often affects Muslim women and girls most, is visible and on the rise in many parts of Europe, as this latest data shows,” said Ms Lambert.
“We need all governments, and EU institutions, to make clear their commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion if we are to see much-needed progress on reducing racist violence and xenophobia and hate-based behaviour.
“But here in the UK we are seeing exactly the opposite: barely a day goes by without this government saying it will deny healthcare, or welfare benefits, or even the right to free movement or a private family life, to citizens of some nationality or another.”