Big news this week, as that daily dead tree of prejudice the Mail discovers that attacking people for their ethnicity is a Bad Thing.
Here is its front page, following the story of a Kurdish asylum seeker who was attacked in Croydon, south London:
“Savages”, it shrieks in bold, righteous capitals.
Because how on earth would anyone in the UK get the impression that people from other countries, fleeing persecution and coming to Britain for a better life, shouldn’t be here? That they should instead be dehumanised, blamed for all public service failings, vilified for the audacity of having a different colour skin or speaking a foreign language, seen as a statistic rather than a person with rights, demonised as criminals and rapists, blamed erroneously for “stealing” jobs, branded falsely as benefit “scroungers”, compared to insects and animals, used as a scapegoat for all government mistakes, and characterised as the root of all Britain’s problems?
I mean, where, WHERE, could one possibly get that idea?
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Your mole is really racking its brains.