David Feldman


A project of researchers associated with the Glasgow Media Group, Bad News for Refugees seeks to shed light on the role of the media in shaping public opinion of refugees in the United Kingdom. Activists have denounced the increasing vilification of refugees by politicians and the press over the past decade and a half, and highlighted its coincidence with a shift towards a more punitive state response (Webber 2012). In view of the anti-migrant Ukip party’s triumph in the EU parliamentary elections of May 2014, this book is an especially timely study that could prove useful in the fight against racist and xenophobic sentiment in Britain.