The Express and Star regularly exposes benefit fraudsters, they spy on local benefit claimants to make sure that these people are not lying to our government, if they catch them lying they expose them to the people in the West Midlands using by far the best selling newspaper in the West Midlands to do so!
I have a few questions for the Express and Star and it’s writers and editors, DO NOT NOT HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO WITH YOUR TIME? Why don’t the Express and Star expose the corruption in our government, corporations and media? The Express and Star is the best selling newspaper in the West Midlands yet the Express and Star is blatantly just another propaganda machine for the government, city of London and the local police. The newspaper works against local people, it attacks local people, ridicules local people and profits from local people.
They write shit like “A mother from Wolverhampton fraudulently claimed more than £14,000 in benefits over a three-year period.” The Express and Star are obviously outraged by these fraudsters ripping off the system and fair enough. But why are the Express and Star not outraged by corporate tax evasion or the greed of our MPs? Why does the Express and Star not attack the new Tesco superstore being built? Tesco provide dead end, work fair jobs they use child labour and they do not pay tax surely this outrages the writers at the Express and Star? No apparently it does not as the Express and Star have not spoke out about the planned Tesco superstore! Why? . The answer is simple, the Express and Star in another tool of the right winged elite.
Reading the bullshit and absolute one sided propaganda the scumbags at this so called newspaper prints offends and sickens me, I believe the time has come for the people in the West Midlands to boycott the Express and Star. The Express and Star should be speaking out about oppression, poverty and the huge lack of opportunity in the West Midlands, the newspapers should be questioning why police are arresting and harassing minor drug offenders not propagating the police’s agenda. The editors at the Express and Star should remember that we the local people of the West Midlands pay for them to do their jobs and the job of the Express and Star is to keep local people up to date with current affairs and events not to attack local people in order to benefit corporations, the government and the police.
It is a shame our corporate media and the masses do not scrutinize the tax evading, child labour using and propaganda printing corporations and mainstream media the same way as they scrutinize people claiming benefits after all corporate tax evasion costs the British tax payer more then all benefits combined.
Time to boycott the Express and Star?
The Express & Star is the biggest-selling regional evening newspaper in Great Britain. Founded in 1889, it is based in my hometown Wolverhampton, England, and it covers the West Midlands and Staffordshire, including the Black Country. The Express & Star is one of the few independent newspapers still operating in the UK, having been under the continuous ownership of the Graham family almost since its inception. It is owned by the Midland News Association (MNA), which also owns the Shropshire Star newspaper and many other newspapers in and around the West Midlands.
The Express and Star is a newspaper I can not stand to read, its full of propaganda like all mainstream media the Express and Star does a very good job in telling people what to think and a poor job of keeping people informed on local current events. In January 2012 the newspaper reported, Bailiffs recovered more than £30 million after councils sent them into homes and businesses in the West Midlands – visiting 100 people daily, it can be revealed, what the newspaper does not mention is the cruel intimidation tactics that these bailiffs use, where did they collect that money from? families, elderly people, and some of the poorest people in Great Britain.
Another example of the propaganda used by the Express and Star can be found on a Google search, if you search “benefit fraud Express and Star” Google shows 1,460,000 results, if you search “MPs expenses Express and Star” the Google search shows 124,000 results, over ten times as many reports on benefit fraud as on MPs expenses, despite the fact the cost of a case of benefit fraud could cost the tax payer hundreds a week and very rarely more than £10000 per year, where as the average cost of a single MP claiming tens of thousands per year for things like second homes, travelling costs, home maintenance, food, gardening and duck ponds on top of their £63000 per year salary is not reported as nowhere near as much .In 2007 – the last year for which figures are available – claims ranged from the lowest of £44,551 to the highest of £185,421. On average, each MP claimed £135,600.
Like all mainstream media the Express and Star also propagated the royal wedding, showing street celebrations and going on like the day and the royal family are important, I live in the West Midlands and most people I know did not and do not care one bit about the royal wedding, the royal baby or the royal family. I have not yet seen the Express and Star fight the NHS cuts and they report that Home Secretary Theresa May tells terrorists:You will not win, the wicked witch of Westminster wants our human rights, she uses terrorism as an excuse for this and the Express and Star propagate her agenda.
Surely the job of a local newspaper is to sometimes speak up for local people not to propagate government agendas and attack local people that are claiming benefits.
FIRST PUBLISHED 2014