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Reject racist lies about immigration

Issue No. 2447

Several party leaders marked the start of the official general election campaign by droning on about immigration.

Right wing rags claim that immigration is a taboo subject. But it dominates political debate.

The racist Ukip party attacked the Tories on Tuesday of this week for missing their target to cut the number of migrants coming to Britain.

David Cameron insisted he would stick to the target. He blamed migrants for putting pressure on schools and hospitals. It’s rank hypocrisy from the millionaire who has slashed services. 

The real pressure on services isn’t migrants—it’s austerity. Labour offers no alternative.Labour leader Ed Miliband has also said immigration is a problem. And Labour will still make cuts if elected.

The mainstream parties have opened the door to Ukip by constantly scapegoating migrants. 

They then use the growth of Ukip to justify pandering to its racism, claiming they have to engage with ordinary people’s “genuine concerns”.

Many people do think immigration is a problem. But that’s because it is rammed down their throats by politicians and the press.

The Tories want us to blame migrants for problems in society because they don’t want the blame to fall on them. We should have no truck with it.


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Tue 31 Mar 2015, 15:59 BST
Issue No. 2447
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