• Robert Spicer

Lawyers with any sense of justice must unite to fight inherent racism and the threat of fascism

Recent reports of increased levels of race hate and racist abuse mean that all lawyers with any sense of justice must unite to fight this appalling phenomenon.

We have handled a number of cases of racial abuse and harassment in the workplace and the wider community. The legal weapons are there. Racists can be hit with criminal prosecutions and civil claims for compensation. Civil liability for racism can hit the racists and potential fascists where it hurts most – in the pocket.

We should always remember that in 1924, 65 per cent of the Italian electorate voted for fascists candidates. The result? Mussolini in power for 20 years.

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