In times of exploding budget deficits and unemployment figures, migrants are often used as scapegoats for all the ailings and failings of society, says Annegret Kapp. But the churches are responding boldly to the call to combat fear and prejudice.
The mainstream media, not least the BBC, has lapped up Gordon Brown's gaffe over the voter he called bigoted yesterday. But its portrayal of the incident has much more insidiously 'normalised' anti-immigrant prejudice - and that is not being talked about. It should be.
When we are told people are 'concerned about immigration', what this signals is a limited and misleading 'numbers game', says Vaughan Jones. Politicians and the media are missing the real global issues and ignoring the human cost of a failed consensus.