Human rights report warns over 'anti-foreigner sentiment'
Xenophobia in the UK has been stoked by "considerable intolerant political discourse", a European human rights watchdog claims.
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance said racist violence had been "on the rise" in the UK.
There had been an increase in anti-Muslim violence since 2013 as well as record levels of anti-Semitic incidents in 2014, it said in a report.
The government launched a new hate crime action plan in July.
A review is also under way in to police handling of hate crime in England and Wales following a sharp rise after the Brexit... read more