The article adds that immigration is the:
great unspoken issue of the election.
Their editorial calls it the:
taboo subject of immigration.
This is delusional. But it is an argument that right-wing journalists - who seem more obsessed with immigration than anyone - use repeatedly.
Back in February, for example, Melanie Phillips asked why a (non) story about immigration was being ignored by the newspapers, pretending there was a conspiracy of silence. She had 'missed' it splashed all over the front of the Telegraph, as well as being in the Mail, Express and Sun.
The problem with the immigration debate is not that it is always being silenced - that is patently not true.
The problem is that it is dominated by the right-wing anti-immigration press who spread lies and misinformation to suit their own agenda.
They believe illegal immigrants get free cars and a cat stops a man being deported and it's then accepted as true by their readers.
It was only a few years ago a MORI poll showed Mail and Express readers thought there were three times the number of immigrants in Britain than there actually were.
The Mail editorial says:
Thus has our liberal establishment - and the BBC are the worst offenders - shut down the debate on the most profound change in this country's make-up in its history.
Ah, the BBC would have to blamed somewhere, wouldn't they? And yet during this election, the BBC broadcast a Panorama programme about immigration called Is Britain Full? Made by John Ware, it was so in tune with Mail thinking, the paper gave him room to talk about the issues on 21 April - under the headline Crammed Britain.
Moreover, the two leaders' debates so far both had a question about immigration. Indeed, the first question of the first debate was about immigration. It will come up in the third debate tonight too, apparently.
And here's some of the newspaper front pages from the election campaign:
Aside from the volcanic ash and the rise of the Lib Dems, it's hard to remember another single subject that has had as many front pages over the last few weeks.
And here's some evidence of how 'taboo' the subject is from the Mail's own site. Search for 'immigration' and you get this many results:
Search the Mail website for 'immigration' since 6 April - the date the election was called - until today and you get this many results:
So 105 results in just over three weeks - that's nearly four articles every day mentioning 'immigration'.
How is that an 'unspoken issue'?
(For more on how no one is being allowed to talk about immigration any more, see Angry Mob)