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I'm not saying that City's Student Union doesn't have a responsibility to oppose "fascism and social divisiveness in the UK media", it absolutely does. We all do. But what we must do is debate. We must try to understand each other. We must not silence any one voice in the hopes that it'll go away if we ignore it long enough.
The irony of the whole thing is that banning publications you don't agree with is a fundamental policy of fascist regimes. All students at City are automatically members of the SU and therefore automatically members of an organisation that has now adopted a fascist policy.
"The judges were clearly politically motivated in the decision they came to and are trying to undermine our democracy". No. No, no, no, a million times no. The judgement was made on a point of pure UK constitutional law. Not their opinions.
Picture the scene. You're sitting in the hot-seat on Who Wants To be A Millionaire? and Chris Tarrant had just snatched a cheque away from you. On it ...
The date is set and the arguments have begun. On June 23rd the people of the United Kingdom will get the chance to vote over their membership of the E...
As one bigot explains "All these foreign kids coming into our country and speaking more than one language are giving our kids ideas. They're starting to think that maybe they'd like to speak foreign languages too and not just bellow English at people while sporting a lobster tan."
Such click-baiting articles no longer come as a surprise, especially from a publication which openly backed Ukip in UK's general election. Given that an EU referendum is on the horizon, we need to make sure we understand all the different aspects of immigration and the effects it has on Britain. So lets unpack what this figure actually means.
Christmas is coming, like the relentless wave of immigrants that UKIP keep threatening us about, and News Punch is back with a festive special! So drink and be merry, the way Nigel Farage does every single working day.
Are you happy that the Daily Express is saying that we should consider public figures such as Prince Charles, Ed Miliband, Boris Johnson and Winston Churchill as migrants "hidden" from the British public by official statistics? And is it correct that the Express is suggesting that the children of Nick Clegg and, for that matter, Nigel Farage are "hidden migrants"?
Nigel Farage wrote a letter for the Daily Express on Wednesday in response to a leader about recent events concerning a Ukip councillor and some rather bold weather predictions. For those of you that don't speak Farage, I've have provided this handy translation...
Last night, as I was following the hashtag #Tomorrowsnewspaperstoday on twitter around 10:30pm, I spotted two very interesting front pages that combined make a rather amusing story. ... The Daily Mail and Daily Express, both mentioned sugar and the effects that it can have on your body. I'm not sure which I should believe, if frankly, I should believe either (especially when leading TV and online sources haven't mentioned either story and their related research).
If you've seen the Daily Express or the Daily Mail over the festive period you may well be thinking that civilisation is about to end. If you believe the tabloid hype, Romanians and Bulgarians are currently streaming across the channel in their thousands like immigration's own re-enactment of the D-Day landings.
It should be noted that SU's have only 'banned' The Sun to the extent that their shops will no longer stock the newspaper. The world will not cave-in because a minuscule number of people have to find a local off-licence for their daily fix instead. But it is part of a wider trend: 2013 has seen a wave of trivial, but worrying, censorship encroach on student-life.
It was the tabloid's reaction, along with senior Tory MPs, to Vince Cable's evocation of Enoch Powell in bemoaning the current immigration panic that was inconsistent and fragmented- both accepting the negative connotations of Powell, while pursuing his modern equivalent. It also showed why Denis MacShane will be missed in public office...
This edition of Panorama is merely a symptom of the wider discourse around immigration. A debate so toxic that facts are shouted down in a wave of popular fascism. But it also threatens our relationship with Europe and our right to free movement. On both fronts, we should all be worried about where this debate is heading in 2015.
It's easy to say that immigration has been in the news this week, but in modern Britain, immigration is always in the news. An Englishman's home is, w...