Two Mail on Sunday stories :
On the BNP ballerina :
The BNP is certainly repellent, with its knee-jerk hatred of foreigners and history of organised thuggery ... when one of the country's principal ballerinas, a 36-year-old woman who spent much of her recent working life as the Sugar Plum Fairy, decides to join the British neo-fascists, there is an argument that something has gone badly wrong ...
What could it be that's gone badly wrong ?
"Using the word immigration is now a greater crime than cold-blooded murder," she claims.
Elsewhere in the MoS, this story - "How families are flocking West to escape the rat-race".
The middle-classes are fleeing urban Britain and the grim battles of the rat race. The search for a better quality of life has fuelled an exodus to the South West and East of England, sending property prices soaring.
A new study shows 2.38m left London in the past ten years, while another 2m from the South East headed for the escape routes.
Searching for a better quality of life, eh ? Consisting of ?
"better schools, lower violent crime, warmer weather, the region's beaches and countryside"
Halifax economist, Tim Crawford, said: "It is a quality of life issue. People are fed up with the over-crowding, congestion and hassle of city life.
"By contrast the South West has clean air, is less crowded, there are good schools and good transport links back to London and the south.
"There is also an increasing number of major employers in the South West, for example the Met Office relocated to near Exeter."
Ah yes. Nearly 4.5 million people have gone to work at the Met Office.
So London's emptying then ?
The figures for London show that some 2.38m people have left since 1996, while at the same time 1.61m arrived from other parts of the country. This amounts to a net loss of 774,000.
However, this fall has been more than made up by a huge influx - just under 1m - of foreign immigrants to the capital. At the same time there were 453,000 more births than deaths.
The net impact of these changes was to increase the capital's population by 600,000.
I'm sure the people-leaving-London phenomenon has nothing to do with the people-coming-to-London phenomenon. And the Mail are sure too, 'cos they sure don't mention it.
P.S. You have to feel for the Halifax spokesman, trying to find new ways of saying the same thing while avoiding the bleeding obvious. Last year they were leaving to 'escape the frantic lifestyle'.
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