Category - Daily Express

  • July 27, 2011

    A glance at the front pages of this morning's papers gives a brief snapshot of the grotesque reality of ConDem Britain. The Daily Mail and Daily Express lead with vicious and misleading attacks on disabled benefit claimants, while the Daily Telegraph reports on Boris Johnson's call for very wealthy people to pay less tax.

    Welcome to the UK under David Cameron, where the poorest are blamed for the nation's problems while the richest are portrayed as victims.

  • March 18, 2011

    The issue of Christians with anti-homosexual beliefs fostering children continues to inspire hysterical coverage in the right-wing press, despite widespread rebuttals.

  • July 14, 2010

    The review of “counter-terrorism” legislation announced by the coalition government seems to be more comprehensive than I'd feared. Control orders, pre-charge detention and stop-and-search will all be on the agenda. It's a welcome announcement from a government about which I've so far found very little to welcome.

  • July 11, 2010

    As the old joke goes, the way to confuse Daily Mail readers is to tell them that asylum-seekers are the natural enemies of homosexuals. This wouldn't have worked last week, when the Supreme Court ruled in favour of two gay asylum-seekers, giving the right-wing media the opportunity to go into full scaremongering mode, firing off prejudiced comments about two groups handily combined into one.

  • January 28, 2010

    New research has drawn a direct link between prejudiced portrayals of Muslims in the media and an increase in anti-Muslim violence. Researchers from the University of Exeter say the press make some feel "licensed to abuse" Muslims.

  • January 13, 2010

    Anjem Choudary must be delighted. Despite representing very few people other than himself, he has now attracted so much publicity that his tiny group of extremists has been banned.

  • December 13, 2009

    In the last few weeks, Britain's few remaining climate change deniers have attempted a last throw of the dice in an effort to derail the Copenhagen climate summit.

  • October 20, 2009

    The Daily Express has turned into the modern equivalent of those people who used to walk around wearing large boards saying “The End of the World is Nigh”.

  • October 16, 2009

    Muslim organisations have condemned a planned demonstration by extremists who are calling for sharia law in Britain. Parts of the media have also come under fire for implying that the extremists are representative of British Muslims generally.

  • September 21, 2009

    The Liberal Democrats have called for a small extra tax on very expensive houses and the response has been sadly predictable.