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Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages

by | 2nd, January 2014

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THE ROGARIANS are among us. On January 1 2014, the Romanian and Bulgarians united to invade the British Isles. Armed with a EU Directive, these villains are right now stealing your kids, using your cashcards, moving into your bedroom (quick, go check) and doing nothing – NOTHING – to help the England cricket team.

Liz Gerard investigates the horror:

Scene 1: A group of Romanians runs a car wash franchise in the car park of a DIY store. It’s a cold, drizzly day and there are few customers. A woman drives up and the entire dozen-strong workforce emerge from their warm hut and get to work on her car. No one sits back to watch others work, and with everyone pitching in, the job is done in five minutes.

Scene 2: A gang of Romanians cases a London antiques fair and follows one of the jewellery dealers home. They set up camp in woodland at the bottom of her garden and watch her movements for a few days. They see her coming home with new stock. At 3am they remove the bolts and padlocks on her doors and break in to steal everything. Her life’s work gone in minutes.

Which would is the better news story?

No contest. One is an everyday occurrence, the other a cruel assault on a woman’s home and life. And we know that an essential element of news is that it should be out of the ordinary.

So why does SubScribe suspect that the raid would be reported by many of our newspapers not as something unusual, but as an indication of the sort of behaviour to be expected of eastern European immigrants?

And why, given our endless fascination with the subject and the reams of newsprint devoted to it, is so little written about work ethic and immigrants’ contribution to the economy?

As Big Ben chimed midnight yesterday, thousands – even millions – of Romanians and Bulgarians were supposed to swarm into Britain to steal our jobs, our benefits and our wallets.

The mass migration did not materialise on cue, but that doesn’t mean we’re safe. You never know with sneaky foreigners; they might be biding their time, waiting for us to be preoccupied with the storms, before invading.

And there’s plenty to fear, as the Daily Star warned us yesterday:

“Fears grew of a crimewave last night as hordes of Romanians and Bulgarians bought every seat on planes and buses to the UK…

Police experts predicted a fresh wave of crime as the country already struggles with an influx of foreign crooks.

Shock figures revealed that the eastern Europeans already topped the crime league tables before Britain opened its borders to millions from the two countries today.

Almost 1,000 Romanians were detained by police in just one county alone over the past three years…”

As SubScribe wrote on Tuesday, the new rules on immigration change little. Seasonal workers, those in other specific trades and the self-employed were already able to come to Britain to work. They also had the same right as other EU nationals to enter the country for up to three months as a visitor – and to be deported if they engaged in criminal activity. Romanians and Bulgarians may now come to seek work in any field and stay for any length of time. But they still won’t be allowed to stay if they start begging or stealing.

The newspapers most terrified of this foreign invasion have been reluctant to make this clear. They don’t seem to have grasped the notion that if someone’s intention is to come to Britain to break the law, they didn’t need to wait for the law to change to do so. Wouldn’t it make sense for them to pop over, make hay for as long as they could without getting caught, and then go home with their ill-gotten gains? They could have been doing this for seven years.

Twitter has been a joy the past couple of days, mocking the tabs that predicted floods of evil migrants. Buzzfeed, as ever, put together a good compendium – and just going on to Twitter and searching ’Romanians and Bulgarians’ brings a rich harvest.

SubScribe would like to make a two-part contribution to the conversation. The first was published on Tuesday. The second, below, are British front page splashes from the past 12 months that have focused on the subject of them darn foreigners. So here goes:

JANUARY

jan 2 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages jan 1 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages jan Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages

 

 

 

FEBRUARY

Daily Express 27 2 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages Daily Express 26 2 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages Daily Express 25 2 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages Daily Mail 11 2 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages Daily Express Weekend 10 2 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages Daily Mail 4 2 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages

The Independent 14 2 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages The Times 15 2 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages

 

 

MARCH

Daily Express 27 3 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages Daily Express 26 3 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages I Newspaper 25 3 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages The Times 25 3 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages Daily Mail 25 3 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages Daily Express 13 3 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages Daily Express 5 3 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages

The Daily Telegraph 29 3 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages

 

 

APRIL

Daily Express Weekend 27 4 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages Daily Mail 4 4 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages The Sunday Telegraph 7 4 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages

 

 

MAY

Daily Express 2 5 2013 1 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages

Daily Express 22 5 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages  The Independent on Sunday 12 5 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages

 

JUNE

Daily Express Weekend 15 6 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages Daily Express 6 6 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages

Daily Express 3 6 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages Daily Express 12 6 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages

 

 

JULY

Daily Mail 27 7 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages

Daily Mail 4 7 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages

 

 

AUGUST

Daily Mail 24 8 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages

The Times 16 8 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages Daily Express 9 8 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages The Independent 3 8 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages

 

 

SEPTEMBER

 

The Times 14 9 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages Daily Mail 7 9 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages

The Sunday Telegraph 29 9 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages The Observer 15 9 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages

 

 

OCTOBER

Daily Mail 22 10 2013 1 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages

 

The Daily Telegraph 29 10 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages The Independent 25 10 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages The Sunday Telegraph 20 10 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages Daily Mail 14 10 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages

 

 

NOVEMBER

 

I Newspaper 28 11 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages Daily Mail 28 11 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages Daily Mail 27 11 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages The Daily Telegraph 26 11 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages Daily Mail 22 11 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages Daily Mail 13 11 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages Daily Express 1 11 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages

 

The Daily Telegraph 1 11 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages Daily Mail 2 11 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages The Daily Telegraph 4 11 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages Daily Express 5 11 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages Daily Mail 5 11 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages Daily Mail 7 11 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages Daily Express Weekend 10 11 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages Daily Star 13 11 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages The Daily Telegraph 19 11 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages Daily Express 21 11 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages The Daily Telegraph 23 11 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages The Times 23 11 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages The Sunday Times 24 11 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages Daily Express 28 11 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages

 

DECEMBER

The Independent 30 12 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages Daily Express 27 12 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages The Guardian 26 12 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages The Daily Telegraph 23 12 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages The Sunday Times 22 12 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages The Observer 22 12 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages The Sun 18 12 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages The Guardian 18 12 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages The Sunday Times 15 12 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages The Daily Telegraph 13 12 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages Daily Express 11 12 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages The Times 9 12 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages

The Sun 31 12 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages Daily Star 30 12 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages The Daily Telegraph 30 12 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages The Times 30 12 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages I Newspaper 30 12 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages Daily Mail 30 12 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages The Mail on Sunday 29 12 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages Daily Mail 27 12 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages The Guardian 23 12 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages Daily Mail 23 12 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages I Newspaper 23 12 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages Daily Express Weekend 14 12 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages I Newspaper 13 12 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages The Times 4 12 2013 Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages

And the winner is…

Well, it was neck-and-neck into the final strait. The Express  made the early running and built up a good lead over the Mail. But then it got distracted by the scorching summer and, possibly suffering from a touch of arthritis, started to flag. It rallied in the autumn, but the Mail had  kept enough in reserve for one last push to come home the winner by a single edition. The iwas the dark horse and ran in third, but well adrift of the leaders.

The Times and Telegraph did their best, but didn’t really grasp the rules. This wasn’t about referendums on staying within the EU or the ascent of Ukip; it was about nasty foreigners. The Guardian suffered from the same failing and barely left the starting gate.

The  Sun and the Star understood the nature of the race, but woke up only at the very last moment, so had no chance. They must have had other things on their minds.

The Result

Mail 18; Express 17; i 5; Times 4; Telegraph 3; Guardian 1; Sun 1; Star 1

And the losers are…

Our national reputation and anyone who looks to the popular Press for a fair and balanced view of the value – or cost – of immigrants to society.

 



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