‘Scum’ is the right word – for the right-wing press, not asylum seekers who almost certainly caught virus here
The right-wing media are now resorting to smearing asylum seekers for the UK’s resurgent coronavirus pandemic. The tactic focuses on a hotel in Birmingham where a number of staff and asylum seekers have contracted the virus – and exploits a ‘warning’ by a local school to its pupils to avoid a bus stop nearby.
Let’s be clear, the UK has for a long time been the worst affected country and the most disastrously screwed over by its Tory government, whose leader has repeatedly refused even to express regret for the tens of thousands of needless deaths he has caused.
Let’s be absolutely clear: virus levels in the UK are rampant because of the Tories, not because of asylum seekers – who almost certainly contracted the virus here, given the far higher incidence of the disease in the UK than where they are likely to have arrived from or travelled through, thanks to a series of reckless and dangerous Tory decisions and delays.
Blame Boris Johnson, not migrants – and blame the utterly bankrupt ‘mainstream’ media who continually prop him up and make excuses for him and his murderous policies and blunders.
He and the media who fan racism to help him are scum.
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