“Enemies of the People”. No, not judges (or Corbyn). The Mail & co.

Daily Mail typifies Fascism

The SKWAWKBOX

lesson.jpgToday’s right-wing newspapers will carry variations of a headline that shows how far we, as a country, have fallen and how close we are to falling catastrophically  further still. They’re also an object lesson in another, more common demonisation.

Here are the Daily Mail’s and the Telegraph’s front pages in response to a decision by judges to uphold a law that is inconvenient to the aims and aspirations of a handful of billionaires, along with those of the super-rich individuals and companies whose interests align with theirs and the politicians who serve those interests:

When a more sane journalist commented that this showed how close we are to ‘civic breakdown’, he was jumped on:

dangerous

‘Dangerous to attempt to thwart the democratic will’. Good God.

The job of a judge is to uphold the law. If the law does not agree with ‘the democratic will’, governments are free to change…

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