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Barometer | 26 October 2017

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Littler Hitlers

Cabinet secretary Damian Green appealed to commentators to halt the ‘ridiculous rise of routine comparisons to Hitler’. A small selection of examples in the past week:

— Chants of ‘Go home, Nazis’ met a white supremacist rally in Florida, where at least one attendee was in a swastika T-shirt.

— Ex-US vice president Joe Biden asked universities to respect free speech, saying ‘don’t give the Trumps of this world the ability to compare you with Nazis’.

— An ultra-orthodox Jew protesting against military service called Israeli police ‘Nazis’.

— Ex-National Front and BNP campaigner Kevin Wilshaw said he had ‘completely wasted’ his past life as a ‘Nazi’.

Race winners

Oxford University was criticised because one in three colleges had not admitted any black Britons. How many applied and were accepted from various ethnicities in 2016?

Ethnicity

Applications

White

26,200

Mixed white/Asian

1,090

Mixed white/black African

189

Mixed white/black Caribbean

225

Chinese

691

Black/black British: Caribbean

124

Arab

166

Black/black British: African

702

Refused to give ethnicity

493

Ethnicity

Accepted

White

25%

Mixed white/Asian

25%

Mixed white/black African

24%

Mixed white/black Caribbean

20%

Chinese

18%

Black/black British: Caribbean

15%

Arab

13%

Black/black British: African

11%

Refused to give ethnicity

27%

Them too

Over a million people tweeted with the hashtag #metoo to say that they had been sexually harassed or assaulted. How many people in England and Wales reported sex offences in the year to June 2017?

Rape of female over 16

29,168

Rape of female under 16

6,424

Rape of male over 16

1,786

Rape of male under 16

867

Sexual assault of female over 13

31,886

Sexual assault of female under 13

8,407

Sexual assault of male over 13

4,635

Sexual assault of male under 13

3,553

Unruined

The film director Ken Loach says Bath, his home town, is being ruined by tourism. Here are some towns he could move to which, according to VisitBritain, received fewer than 1,000 tourist visitors last year:

Barnard Castle, County Durham

Denbigh, North Wales

Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales

Girvan, Strathclyde

Peel, Isle of Man

Builth Wells, North Wales