Daily Express – Letting in foreigners is bad enough. But GAY foreigners??? *splutters*

Two Good Things have happened this week. First, the police can no longer randomly stop and search individuals. Although intended to be a measure to help curb terrorists, in reality s44 was:

a blanket and secretive power that has been used against school kids, journalists, peace protesters and a disproportionate number of young black men. To our knowledge, it has never helped catch a single terrorist. This is a very important day for personal privacy, protest rights and race equality in Britain.

Second, our Supreme Court has ruled that lesbian or gay asylum seekers cannot be deported if they would be persecuted in their home country. This is a fantastic decision. As Theresa May correctly says (can’t believe I’m writing this either):

I do not believe it is acceptable to send people home and expect them to hide their sexuality to avoid persecution.

Allowing such asylum seekers to stay in Britain is the only decent, humane thing to do.

Just try telling that to our wonderful tabloid newspapers.

Here’s the front page of Thursday’s Daily Express:

And not to be outdone, here’s the Daily Star:

via Enemies of Reason.

There are great demolitions of this hysteria here and here. Some of the links in the latter piece are must-reads. The Enemies of Reason piece is so good I’m not sure I can quote individual sections.

We have done more than enough pandering to these disgusting tabloids. Can we now keep reminding them that they need to keep basic standards of humanity and decency?

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4 Responses to Daily Express – Letting in foreigners is bad enough. But GAY foreigners??? *splutters*

  1. Hannah says:

    The Express becomes ever more disgusting- have you heard about today’s headline:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/jul/13/bigotry-daily-express-ethnics-splash

    • That’s disgusting! Am trying to work out if that’s better or worse than the headline last week. Still think last week’s shape it, though.

      • Hannah says:

        I think this week’s headline is worse, but the sheer ignorance of last week’s sub-headline certainly brings it back into competition.

  2. RedHeadFashionista says:

    I just chuckled at the juxtaposition of a tirade against Kylie-fans and a pic of that oaf Wayne Rooney. So he’s allowed to stay despite him pissing all over the national fortune’s and reputation, but gay foreigners, who by comparison will stay well off the radar, aren’t?

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