In need of an asylum

I’ve often wondered whether the Express and the Mail are cynical or stupid in their coverage of asylum seekers and immigration. A strong voice for the ‘stupid’ lobby comes from a Committee hearing in Parliament, at which the editors of those two soiled organs gave evidence. The Express’s editor, one Peter Hill, as reported in the Guardian brought forth the following description of asylum seekers

hundreds of thousands of people many of whom hate this country; people who want to destroy this country, people who want to become suicide bombers.

Disturbingly, Express readers also believe that the number of immigrants in the country is three times higher than the actual level (7%). Frightening stuff.

Tip us over 3,000

Remember that survey I mentioned on the Democratic Society’s website? You know, the one that would help us map how different political opinions relate to each other? Well, we’re up to 2,990 responses – and you could be the 3,000th respondent. Not that you’d win anything. Or even know. But … you know … would be kinda cool.

Anyway, here’s that link again.