Saturday, 21 November 2009

Star readers 'think immigration is out of control' shock

The Star is reporting on the results of a new survey which reveals British people think immigration is out of control.

OK, so that's not surprising, but this is not something that any other newspaper has covered. How come?

A massive 99% of Daily Star readers voted yes in our poll asking if the UK’s immigration issue was now out of control.

Ahh. So by 'British people' they mean the few Star readers who could be bothered to vote. And isn't it great when the newspaper write about themselves and the news they've created?

The poll question even came attached to this story which said the British population was going to 'soar' and 'explode' because of the 'mess' of 'Labour's open-door immigration policy' which will put 'public services...under increasing strain'.

And given this is the Star, which happily gives promo space to the English Defence League and prints story after story of anti-immigrant, anti-Islam lies, is it any wonder Star readers think this way?


  1. I don't know how you have the time to research these headlines and demonstrate their flimsiness each and every day, but I'm glad you do and think you're doing damned good and important work.

    Keep it up, you're much appreciated.

  2. Perhaps you should do a poll of your own on this site? I'm sure 99% of your readers (and let's turn that into 99% of British people) think that the Star is utter shite.

  3. Thanks quincyphd - very much appreciated.

    Bad Fairground Art - I would hope it would be 100%! (Excellent blog, by the way)

  4. seconding what quincyphd said - loving your work macguffin!

  5. Of course, it's really anything but an open door policy. Some colleagues, based in Kenya, wanted to visit us en route to a conference at the UN but were denied visitors visas, presumably because, although they'd booked tickets (and I guess, accommodation)to New York, booked a room to hold a meeting in the UN, and although they were in the midst of a big campaign in Kenya, they were clearly going to abandon all that to stay in the UK illegally. Clearly.
    But try telling that to Star readers.


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