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Daily Mail firmly aligned with the far-right

August 20, 2010

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I first heard the news that seven HMRC employees had been sacked for racial discrimination via the BBC yesterday and I was curious to see how the Daily Mail covered the story. Not surprisingly they cover it in a way designed to invoke outrage against the ethnic minorities who were the victims of racism, rather than the seven employees sacked for being racist (a further two employees resigned immediately when the racism was discovered).

Everyday prejudice: The Nottingham Post and migration

July 3, 2010

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The Nottingham Post is, through the majority of its reporting, its embedded relationship with police and UKBA sources, and the platform it provides racist commenters, promoting an anti-migrant discourse.

Mike Buckingham: England team lost because a lack of racial purity

July 1, 2010

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Yesterday I had the misfortune of glancing at an open copy of the South Wales Argus and was met with the bearded face of someone I had never heard of: Mike Buckingham.

Migration Watch: Mythical challenges

June 22, 2010

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Much of the anti-immigration bias in mainstream media originates from right-wing 'think-tanks' like Migration Watch. The Civitas report below, written by an ex-member of Migration Watch's advisory council, sheds an interesting light on the group's (mis)use of statistics.

Terre’Blanche’s murder and the British media’s ‘race war’

June 19, 2010

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The murder of white supremacist Eugene Terre'Blanche sparked a racist hysteria in British media, which warned of "an impending race war" ahead of the 2010 World Cup.

Playing the Gypsy ‘race card’

June 16, 2010

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The Con-Dem coalition has started an offensive against the most marginal and disadvantaged of all Britain's minorities, Gypsies and Travellers.

Reflections on the media, immigration and the election

June 16, 2010

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A member of South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group discusses the way that politicians and sections of the media have distorted issues around asylum and immigration.