Monthly Archives: September 2015

Petitioning the Beeb: time to stop saying “migrant”

If, like me, you are sick to death of the BBC abusing the word “migrant” in order to curry favour with this reactionary and callous government, please sign my petition on the subject today. Here’s why (though the wording also … Continue reading

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Let’s hear it again for the refugee petition

I linked to this about three days ago when the petition had approximately 7,000 signatures and looked to be one of those pious aspirations that would nonetheless fall short. So: chuffed in the extreme to see that it has today … Continue reading

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Oh, FFS BBC!

The Beeb may be keen to get it right when it comes to ISIS – kow-towing to government request that they always refer to the region in which it holds sway as a “so-called islamic state”. And despite their so-called … Continue reading

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Civilisation goes away

One by one the barriers fall…and little by little, day by day, civilisation ebbs away.

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Language MATTERS

It took me a day or so to get my head around the migrant/refugee distinction and why it mattered. My thanks to Al Jazeera for adding to my understanding there. Thanks, too, for showing how such distinctions matter.

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Brits on a train migrant horror!

Hundreds of innocent Brits were left terrified, screaming and fearful for their lives last night after being harassed by gangs of criminal migrants desperate to board a Eurostar bound for the UK.

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Nailing some lies about the current refugee crisis

Three cheers for Yvette Cooper, who has at last re-injected a smidgeon of sense and humanity into the refugee debate: three cheers for her small proposal, that we give shelter to a small number of desperate persons within our borders, … Continue reading

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