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13 July 2010updated 27 Sep 2015 2:17am

“One in five Britons will be ethnics”, says the Daily Express

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before . . .

By Daniel Trilling

Here’s the front page of today’s Daily Express:

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Oh no! The ethnics are coming! Lock up your Diana memorial china set! That’s right, it’s the tabloid’s charming spin on the latest population projections.

Incidentally, here’s what a British National Party activist told me in April:

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