Demographic changes stemming from the inflow of people to the UK are increasingly becoming a contentious issue. Voices suggesting that ‘immigration is out of control’ have emerged across the British political spectrum over the past year.
There are noticeable tensions in and around political discourse on the immigration to the UK. The issue has become a significant source of political capital for some political leaders in Britain. But the discourse on immigration also evolves in everyday lives of citizens and newcomers to the country. In this context, the mediation of immigration might have a significant impact on political and public life in Britain.
We will be debating the ways in which media representations of immigration translate into attitudes towards immigration and the relationship between immigration and economic issues and national identities – and much more !
You are welcome to contribute or just listen. Don’t forget to bring a coffee or a snack with you..to PG141 on 25 September 2014, from 3-4.
This session continues the Media School’s tradition of debates on current affairs, so come and join us and share your thoughts…
Convened by Pawel Surowiec, Barry Richards, Shelley Thompson and Kevin Moloney.