"1 in 5 Britons will be ethnics", shrieks the Express. So the remaining 4 in 5 will have no ethnicity at all? What are they, robots?
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh,
I had my money on David Bowie in "The Man Who Fell to Earth" but any "last of their species" would do.
I have the horrible image in my head that the remaining 4 in 5 are all ethnically smooth. Like Ken.
'robot' is an ethnicity you faschist!
Your tweet there betrays deep prejudice against robot culture. Robots are ethnic too!
I thought it was about the gov't rollout of Philosophy education - 1 in 5 will be Ethicists.
The article continues: "4 in 5 Britons will be racist cyborgs sent from the future to destroy a multi-cultural society."
Robots are ethnics too!!!
The remaining 4 out of 5 will be Mail and Express readers which are gelatinous blobs of indignant fury.
why do you read the Express, you know it's just going to make you angry...
Why yes, I am a generic aboriginal englishman whose ancestors never migrated from anywhere, just spontaneously appeared :\
no, it's John Lennon's dream come true. Imagine.
Oh no! The overlords have taken us by surprise! "The answer is 3.1412 something something, sir. Do I get to eat yet, sir?"
Presumably the other 4 will remain proud of the purity of their Anglo-Saxon heritage...
isn't being a Briton in itself an ethnicity? So 5 out of 5 really. Stupid express
the remaining 4 in 5 will be ethnots
Presumably yes, in same way as only certain food is 'ethnic' & certain music 'world'. Better than just 'foreign', I guess.
1 in 5 will be Ethnic minority....so still very much in the ah erm...minority
Perhaps they're decrying a future where 20% of the robotic populace will be ethno-bots to meet some EU equality guideline.
Plus, we are all ethnic, even "white" people are not one blanket ethnicity.
dont u SEEEE its all part of whatever its all part of
What a terrible statistic! 80% of Britain is British! The horror!
i'll say 1 thing 4 the express, it makes me more grateful 4 the life i don't waste reading it with every headline I glimps
no its certain parts of the press that are robots,constantly spouting sensationalist drivel *cough* Daily Mail *cough*
Love the line in its report saying it "will fuel fears of overcrowding" - course it will cause all their readers are bigots
A word/phrase probably invented because it fits better in headlines than 'asylum seekers' or 'johnny foreigner'
If not at work, mostly at home
I just wonder how those stats compare to the Roman and Norman invasions.
I'm sure the tabloids will suggest that hardworking-white-british will be the 20% ethnic minority. Bastards.
Last seen on a crisp
- The remain 4 in 5 won't be reading the 'nationalist' Express, so is it a cry for help?
Embarrassing name-related cockup fixed.
And I realise the irony of own slight bigotry in that sweeping statement but I'm probably not far off!
Oh, if only Diana was still alive to sort out this immigration lark!
It's a sad state of affairs when ethnicity becomes a brand as opposed to a by-product of life.
11000 010 1101 100111 1 001100 110 0!!!
Yeah they're known as 'Plains'!
sheet, i saw the same usage in The Metro and put it down to freesheet subnormalisation, but no, you can pay for it too
As an migrant and a robot I deeply resent your remark that I have no ethnicity at all ;)
Need your opinion on the new Tesco lasagne sandwich Charlie. I can almost hear you now.. (though it is actually alright)
No, they'll be from other counties like Middlethics and Suthics.
They also say there is life after menopause - Who do they think they are!!
Absurd. Brit = ethnic mongrel: Norman French, Italian roman, German/Scandinavian Viking and Central European celts!! Ffs!
I would like it if the Express became ex press.
Llangernyw, North Wales
or sterile tenderness freaks with see through skin
never seen invasion of the body snatchers?! :-)
I for one welcome our new robot overlords.
At least by 2050 anyone who moans about "ethnics" will probably be dead, as will Richard Desmond and the crappy Express.
Llangernyw, North Wales
or sterile genderless freaks with see through skin
I can't read those papers they make me feel stabby. bet the aliens don't care that 1 in 5 beings is human.
I think the fact they say "Will be" hints British robots are in development. Getting them to moan is the problem...
Forest Gate, East London
that would be pretty cool. Or maybe zombies. with swine flu.
Yep. Guess they are. Sadly, nothing we can do now that can change the past, but it can define us in the future
best damn city in the world
re Express: 1 in 5 Britons will be ethnics! UK only place in world that says ethnicity when they mean race.
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The Express will enforce Clearasil-inspired "ethnic cleansing",bleaching us into faceless,homogenised stumps.Just a thought
I have rechristened the Express as the Daily Racist following today's headline
Re: Express "our projections suggest that this trend is set to continue through to 2051" Then what? Robot Apocalypse?
dirty desmond's hatebots will wipe out any trace of ethnicity in 4 out of 5 & replace it with fear of house prices
Surely by the pure definition of the word 5 out of 5 will be ethnic just to different groups.
hey, us robots have an ethnicity too! I was programmed in Japan.
Ethnos is a greek newspaper. Perhaps Desmond tried to buy it and now holds a grudge against its readers?
South West & London / Brighton
Does that stat include 'pikeys' because that would bring it up to at least 2.5 in 5?
Adelaide-ish, SA, AU
Ask the Express if they want any Anglo-Australians back. We want to get rid of some of them.
it's political incorrectness gone mad
"Transvestites = homicidal maniacs" says The Mirror. A typical day in mentalsville for the front pages.
perhaps they mean that the 1 in 5 are Ethnic Britons, of the Brythonic iron age tribal people?
Australia, Arse End Of
try living in Oz - big election issue is the arrival of a handful of "boat people" each year. Um how did we all get here?
Hey we'd rather be called Robo-Britons!
I was thinking more along the lines that some of us are going to BECOME 'ethnic'. Fancy Nigerian myself. Seems fun w/footy.
They are the racial melange that has been simmering together on these islands for - 200k years invisible to the Express.
maybe express readers are robots, they are soulless enough
Yes the "ethnics" comment is complete nonsense. But then the Express is a paper-based troll. We shouldn't feed them
that could be fun as long as life didn't turn into I, Robot. That film was awful
Ethnics? Have they been emboldened by having Cons at the helm? Checking my doorstep for burning crosses as i type...
Eddie Izzard's 'mongrel nation' was an excellent doc, as was C4's recent history series subtitled 'Bloody Foreigners'
Autons maybe. You'd have to be controlled by the Nestene consciousness to be taken in by their nonsense.
1 in 5? Does that include Irish like me? Or Saxon, Norse, Norman, Huguenots, etc?
Answer me this: I'm white (British/French) & we colonized but make up only 0.14% of the country's population. U get 1 guess
No probs. It won't surprise you to learn that organisations can get it wrong even when I typed it in on sign up. Astounding.
Does "ethnics" include those thieving Anglo-Saxon and Norman bastards? Give them an inch...
yes Charlie 1 in 5 Britons will be ethnics....and that's just the ones squatting on our parents' front gardens! *FUME*
The sad thing is I just read this out loud at work and my boss's response was "yeah...2051 or summing. Fuckin' shame."
the British Isles R a bouillabaise of Picts, Celts, Angles, Romans, Saxons, Normans, and Polish carpenters. Mudbloods all.
Nah, there will be bigots in both the 20% and the 80%.
plus the actual report says that the greatest increase in ethnics will come from France, Australia and the US - dumb paper
express headline written by Marjorie Dawes Fat Fighters...'ethnics' who writes this shite.
lmao saw that myself on the express an hour ago. Assumed it was a joke!
the express does know about the rest of the world, right?
white flavorless substances, like tofu or David Cameron
Nice NORMAL people! Not dirty foreigners with inedible food and strange occult like languages - bastards!
Ha,check the online article's photo.I'm sure it took some brainstorming to find one that would offend their readers so well
St Albans / Sheffield
why is it 'one in 5' as well, it should either by 1 in 5 or one in five...seems they are indecisive thick racist cunts...
The remaining 4 out of 5 will have no ethnicity as they are Pedo's.
I was being ironic, I don't actually think that #deathbytweet
Brighton (Hove actually)
the remaining 4 in 5 will be abstract concepts that have actualised
The twats can't even write a simple statement of hatred. 'Britons' ARE the 'Ethnics' or Britain you daft rascist cockbags!
The twats can't even write a simple statement of hatred. 'Britons' ARE the 'Ethnics' of Britain you daft rascist cockbags!
some manner of sub human express reader perhaps?
Seems that Rory Williams was merely the vanguard of the Nestene Consciousness in EXPRESS WORLD (population: gimps).
maybe the other 4 out of 5 just aren't trying hard enough...
Leeds (sometimes SPACE)
So 4 of 5 people are robots? Seriously, I go out for lunch, and this happens? I want to be a robot :(
: Oh god, I thought (hoped) I'd just misread that Express headline earlier. I'm off to be depressed for a bit then...
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I'm surprise the mail didn't counter with "Express in acknowledging ethnics as Britons shocker"
oh,fine,so robots don't count now?first peter crouch humiliates them in public,now this.be saying C3PO is gay next...
so the the Express are claiming that 4 in 5 Brits are robots, what do they think this is: Skynet...
Headlines like that make me feel embarassed to be british, or 'ethnic' as the Express would put it, piss poor journalism
Also note the sensitive use of the word 'explosive' alongside a picture of muslim women.
you see that moron on the lunch time politics show trying to ban the burka?He was basically Hitler and Griffins love child.
Obvsly Express writer is a robot, who'll write anyoltripe 2 pay mgage. Would I stoop so low? Well, stil got mgage to pay...
Robotist bastard! We have culture and stuff, too. That's robots 1010101..