Wednesday, 31 October 2007

seeing red

Jenni Russell, writing in the Guardian, thinks the "left" in British politics has ignored immigration for too long, and that they shouldn't be scared of accusations of racism and must address the issue.

Let's say, for the sake of arguement, that immigration is an issue for Britain:
So what? There are issues, and there are problems.

Immigration isn't so bad.

The most recent figures I can find tell me 17% of Britain lives in poverty(or low income, depends on your terminology).

Jesus Christ! That's (does mental calculation).... a lot of people!

The poorest 50% of the population own 5% of the wealth in Britain.

Perhaps that's a bigger problem than immigration?

In conclusion, let's do INEQUALITY, not immigration.

(reference: UK national statistics online)

I would never recommend Fox News to my worst enemy, but I did enjoy they way they reported the finding of the world's oldest animal (a clam!). Fox News doesn't like science, or scientists, and this is their headline:

"Scientists Find Oldest Living Animal, Then Kill It"


Irving Washington said...

"Scientists Find Oldest Living Animal, Then Kill It"

lol, top quote. Faux News does come up with some gold every now and then.

discoriggall said...

yeah, but only when they´re not trying...
I get a newsletter from Ann Coulter, which is complete evil, but her last mail included this line:
"Liberals believe in burning the American flag, urinating on crucifixes, and passing out birth control pills to 11-year-olds without telling their parents".

Irving Washington said...


[runs off to sign up too]