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(not satire – it’s the UK today)

The coalition government has agreed to open the door for United Arab Emirates citizens coming to the UK as part of a £6 billion deal to sell Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets to the Emirates.

Amazingly, despite the immigration deal being widely reported in the Arab press, the UK press – including the BBC – has completely failed to report that Cameron has waived visa requirements for UAE citizens visiting the UK.

In fact, Cameron’s present visit to the UAE also seems to be mostly unreported in the UK – despite his visit to Sri Lanka being front-page news.

Could it be that visiting Sri Lankan refugees and criticising human rights abuses there is seen to be positive news for the PM – whereas opening the door to immigration from a country with its own human rights abuses in order to secure a defence contract – is not?

Answers on a postcard please to your MP.


It never ceases to amaze me how the UK press completely manages to hide announcements that may be damaging to the coalition government.

Sharing the information on social media is one way to balance the pernicious effects of a UK press under the thumb of an increasingly autocratic government. 


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The left MUST talk about immigration. What is everyone so afraid of?

Immigration bombshell: Cameron’s (very) secret deal to allow a flood of cheap labour from India

Daily Mail Exclusive – shock as 100% of asylum seekers revealed to be foreign

See sample of new negative ads about UK for Romania and Bulgaria

Oops! Daily Mail gets British immigration test wrongUKIP chairman – every UK city should have 1 or 2 ‘holding’ camps for immigrants


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