Busting the migration myths of the toxic tabloid headlines


19 June 2017

On world refugee day, we stand in solidarity with all those around the world who’ve been forced to leave their homes and make dangerous journeys to find safety and security elsewhere.  Here in Scotland we'll be gathering in George Square in Glasgow for a symbolic action to show that refugees and migrants are welcome here.  And we're also calling out the UK tabloid press for the toxic myths they peddle on migration, which contribute to an atmosphere of hatred and racism faced by many migrants and refugees when they arrive here and which they truly should not have to endure. 

We've made a set of myth-busting infographics to illustrate just how far from reality the tabloid headlines really are. Have a look at our infographics, share them on social media (Facebook here, and Twitter here) and take action today to help stop newspapers like the Daily Mail pumping out hatred against migrants and refugees.

                    

                 

          

References

Infographic 1

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/may/20/reality-check-are-eu-migrants-really-taking-british-jobs

Infographic 2

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articles/1114/051114-economic-impact-EU-immigration

https://www.glassdoor.co.uk/blog/social-benefits-europe-isnt-britain/

Infographic 3

Tim Ellis, Scotland’s Population: The Registrar General’s Annual Review of Demographic Trends (Edinburgh: National Record of Scotland, 2015)  https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/files//statistics/rgar2014/rgar-14-corrected.pdf

Infographic 4

Infographic 5

Tim Ellis, Scotland’s Population: The Registrar General’s Annual Review of Demographic Trends (Edinburgh: National Record of Scotland, 2015) https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/files//statistics/rgar2014/rgar-14-corrected.pdf

Infographic 6

http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/28732/

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-migration-six-myths-about-immigration-debunked-as-latest-figures-show-fall-in-non-eu-arrivals-a6895341.html

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