Thursday, 25 June 2009

Mail still doing the BNP's work for it

About to post about the Mail's striking Four in ten under-20s in London aren't white but Jonathan at No Sleep Til Brooklands has beaten me to it.

As he points out the figure does appear to be genuine (although 'experimental' and three years old) but the real question is - what is the point to it, other than some casual race-baiting? It makes up two short paragraphs of a 29-page report and is turned into a full blown scandal to rile the Mail pilgrims.

And once again, the story has been picked up and posted on the BNP site (just as this post was being written). It contains a few juicy extras such as 'bloodless genocide' and:
within the next generation and a half, white British people will effectively be a total minority in Britain’s capital city, and shortly after that be extinct from the streets of London.
But the question is - how much is the Mail influencing BNP press releases? For example, the Mail says:
At present, just over a third of Londoners of all ages are reckoned to be non-white - but the new figures indicate that this share will grow substantially in the future.
BNP:
Currently it is estimated that a third of all of London’s population is non-white, but this figure is to change dramatically as the predominantly youthful population matures.
Mail:
They also point to the way recent waves of immigration have made a bigger impact on London than other parts of the country.
BNP:
The figures also show that recent waves of immigration have made a bigger impact on London than other parts of the country.
Mail:
The analysis from the Office for National Statistics said that in the West Midlands, the second most multi-racial area of the country after London, just 19 per cent of children and teenagers are non-white.
BNP:
The analysis from the Office for National Statistics said that in the West Midlands, the second most multiracial area of the country after London, just 19 percent of children and teenagers are non-white.
Mail:
Sir Andrew Green of the Migrationwatch think-tank said: 'This illustrates the massive change that is taking place to our society at a rapid pace and without the indigenous population ever being consulted'.
BNP:
Asked for comment, Sir Andrew Green of the Migrationwatch think tank told a newspaper that this “illustrates the massive change that is taking place to our society at a rapid pace and without the indigenous population ever being consulted".
It's not just that these sentences are (almost) identical, but they follow each other in exactly the same order in both. This may show a complete lack of imagination by BNP press release writers, but the fact they feel comfortable repeating whole sections of a Mail article says more about the latter than the former.

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