The Daily Mail Newspaper’s claim that Syrians make up ‘only’ 1 in every 5 asylum seeker arriving in Europe is flawed in three key areas: The third problem lies in the implication that only Syrians deserve to gain asylum in Europe. But Syria is not the only country torn apart by war. Even if the proportion of Syrian asylum applicants were as low as 20%, that would not necessarily mean the other 80% were wrong to seek safety. 14% of this year’s Mediterranean sea arrivals are from Afghanistan.
People across Britain buying every copy of The Sun and Daily Mail from local shops and binning them
Tory-backing newspapers are being bulk bought and burnt or binned in an apparent protest at their criticism of Jeremy Corbyn. The Sun, the Daily Mail and the Daily Express were targeted on the day Britons head to the polls, with videos showing people hiding the newspapers behind cartons of milk in the supermarket or buying and setting fire to them. Photos posted on Twitter showed some had bought dozens of copies of the right-leaning papers.