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.
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?