Saturday, 4 September 2010

A Small Example Of Media "Sleight Of Hand"

As usual, I have been doing a quick scout around the newspapers to see if there are any juicy or insightful articles which point to our plight.

I did not find much this morning, other than a scandal about illegal immigrant cleaners working in the houses of parliament, for a company aptly named KGB Cleaning, which would give the said individuals access to some quite sensitive offices (as well as being another example of the 'elite' using immigrants as some kind of cheap/slave labour).

However, another article headline caught my eye, regarding school places. "Hello, Hello, Hello...what do we have there then?!" cried my detective like thought pattern.  

Of course, it does not really need any detective skills whatsoever to figure out what is going on or what the story is about.

But, if you were terminally dumb or so plugged into the mainstream that you would just skim read it with a morning coffee and not put two and two together, the paper makes no attempt to align the real reason affecting school places in schools or the tragic effect such a backdrop holds for the future. 

In fact, they even do their usual 'trick' of showing a desk of white children to accompany the story - even though the areas affected in the story include:

  • Ealing - Which was 41.2% "Ethnic Minority" in 2001, where 31% of the population were born overseas
  • Tower Hamlets - Which was 57% "Ethnic Minority" in 2001 and where 76% of school age children were Ethnic Minority. (So not so much Baby Boomers, but Baby Kaboom'ers?).
  • Haringey - Which was 55% "Non White British" in 2001 (40% when including 'other' white).
  • Merton - Which was 35% "Ethnic Minority" according to the same flawed and outdated 2001 Census figures.
  • Newham - Which was 60.4% "Ethnic Minority" in 2001.
  • Brent - Which was 55% "Ethnic Minority" in 2001.
  • Birmingham - well, we need not even go there, need we?. 

As we know, we have had the biggest population change on this land mass since the thawing of the Ice Age - much of it after 2001, when the last Census was taken. Some of these areas now require the ability to be dealing with over 120 different languages.

As we are aware since the Andrew Neather revelation, Labour embarked on the most radical immigration policy to transform this country - most of it after the revelatory 2001 internal report which had called for it to take place. In 2005, 1 in 3 babies born in England an Wales were to non-white British mothers, which is not even including children of second and third generation ethnic minorities.

Yet, here is the article about school place shortages and makeshift school buildings being required. Again, notice the white children to accompany the article and notice that nowhere does it mention immigration at all - except for readers in the comment section. 

No room at school for the 2010 baby boomers as thousands are taught in makeshift class rooms

4th September 2010

Hundreds of children have no primary school place with term already started as the recent baby boom triggers an admissions crisis. Thousands of other children are having to be taught in makeshift classrooms because of the overspill, which has been further increased by a recession-fuelled exodus from fee-paying private schools.

Councils in many parts of the country, including London and Birmingham, say applications for places are still being received. Yet even some parents who applied in good time have yet to be allocated a school for their child.

Brent, in North West London, for example, has 210 four-year-olds still without a reception class place but only 24 vacancies in schools. The council is preparing to offer places in children's centres if necessary.

Between them, councils including Ealing, Tower Hamlets, Haringey, Merton, Havering, Camden and Hammersmith and Fulham - all in London - as well as Kingston-upon-Thames in Greater London and Birmingham have hundreds of pupils yet to be placed: many of them late applicants.

Meanwhile officials in Newham, South East London, are considering putting four classes in a church hall following a sharp rise in children seeking places this year.

Hundreds of other schools across the country are using temporary prefabricated buildings on their own sites to accommodate additional pupils or are starting to construct permanent new classrooms.

In Hampshire, a school known for its eco-credentials, St Bede's Primary, in Winchester, is seeking to concrete over a pond to accommodate a temporary classroom to cope with soaring pupil numbers.

In Leicestershire, Lady Jane Grey Primary, in Groby, gained emergency planning consent for a temporary classroom on its site.


Leeds is increasing capacity at 16 primaries from this month while in Bristol, six schools are gaining 22 temporary classrooms.

Birmingham is expanding nine schools to create an extra 330 places this month. It will need an additional 3,000 by 2020.

In many areas, schools have agreed to accept 'bulge' classes - an extra reception class which continues through the school. They are meant to be a one-off but some schools have already taken them for two or three years running.

The Coalition has acknowledged the shortage of primary places is now 'critical' and claims the previous Labour government failed to make adequate preparations for the extra pupils despite warnings.


Official figures show the number of babies born in 2006 - and now starting school - was the highest since 1993, with birth rates expected to continue to rise at least until 2018. Latest projections suggest that primary school pupil numbers will rise by more than 500,000 in just eight years to 4,526,000, reaching their highest level since the 1970s.

The equivalent of more than 2,000 extra primary schools will be needed to cope, at a time of severe public spending cuts.

While classes for children in the first two years of school are limited in law to 30, teaching groups for older primary pupils could balloon as staff are diverted to teach the new influx of pupils. In the meantime, pupils caught up in the crisis face being taught in overcrowded classes or travelling miles to their nearest school, and being split from siblings.

I applied bold text to Leicester for obvious reasons, and Bristol too - you will find some demographic articles on Bristol here

So, once again, whilst the Media are indeed "reporting" the news.......they are not telling the full story or explaining the consequences of it. What's more, they cannot and would never do so anyway.

Our demise as a country is charted every day, every week, every year in the papers - but nine out of ten times it is "sideways" slanted and you already have to be aware of the dire situation to understand the significance of each little piece they dribble out. At no point is it ever put together as a whole. 

I'm sure an article like this passes the NUJ Guidelines (and the wishes of the other media censure lobbyists) with flying colours.


  1. Well spotted. I'd noted with interest the reporting of this issue on Radio 4 the other day, which whilst naming many of the same areas in which this youthful explosion is taking place, proffered no explanation for this phenomenon. Your analysis is correct: this boom is fuelled exclusively by immigrants and the immigrant-descended population (to borrow a phrase). So, why do the NUJ insist on using photographs of white children alongside this tale of fecundity? Do people notice the unerring frequency with which pictures of ethnic minorities are used in tandem with good news stories, whilst our people are frequently associated with problems?

    The NUJ guidelines you mention are a disgrace. Having read them, I was shocked to learn of their blatantly anti-indigenous propagandist intent. One can only conclude that white children were pictured next to this article so as to not alarm readers with the reality of a burgeoning immigrant population. If the Daily Mail will not dare to show the reality of this stealthy replacement and displacement of our people, which paper will? The cuckoo is now well at home in its British nest and is merrily pushing aside and throwing out our young reed warblers whilst the parent bird exhausts itself in doing all that it can to feed this growing monstrosity.

  2. Yes, well spotted! Though is anybody really surprised?! You are of course correct in noting that the journalists and editors of these newspapers are complicit in conning the people. Bastards the lot of them.