An interesting snippet of testimony was given today by a witness at the Leveson enquiry into press standards and ethics, which is currently being held in the High Court in London.
It is common knowledge that within the British press a “gentleman’s agreement” has persisted over coverage of certain issues: specifically, accurate reportage of the exponential growth of opposition to immigration and Islam in Europe, and the emergence of non-racist parties to address it.
This agreement originates from a 2007 conference held by the NUJ (National Union of Journalists) – which produced infamous “Guidelines” – and at which it was decided to place a Cordon de Silence around the entirety of these matters, only drip-feeding out information whenever absolutely necessary.
But the evidence blurted out by the former Daily Star journalist Richard Peppitt is a surprising eye-opener, especially given recent events and the apparent overwhelming response to them online, that would seem to suggest that the multicultural destruction of Britain was something enthusiastically backed by most people in the country.
Though the Daily Star is certainly a right-wing paper firmly read by the working class, it should be remembered that such folk still represent the clear majority of the citizens of the UK (for now); and they have been subjected to an unmitigated barrage of condemnation of the EDL by all sections of the media for some three years.
These figures were never made public at the time.
Though there have been several academic studies seeking to quantify the actual numerical strength of EDL “members” there has never been any comparable attempt to assess how much actual support they have amongst the British public (and not just opposition from liberals very adept at utilizing social media to shout the loudest). I wonder why?
It should be noted that having conducted this survey the paper and its Jewish owner was subject to withering and unanimous condemnation by the rest of the media for “supporting the EDL” when all it had actually done was seek to gauge support for the movement and actually report on it.