28 Jun, 2016
Brexit: BBC journalist called a ‘p**i’ as Muslim Council warns of rising Islamophobia – The Independent
A BBC journalist has been called a racially abusive term she had “not heard since the 80s” as reseachers warned the EU campaigns have “stoked” Islamophobia in Britain. Sima Kotecha, who is a reporter for Radio Four, expressed her shock after being called a “p**i” in her home town of Basingstoke in the immediate aftermath of the Brexit vote. “In utter shock: just been called p**i in my home town! Haven’t heard that word here since the 80s…!” she wrote.