The Daily Mail, Daily Express and Daily Star are doing their best to stir fear and loathing towards any Romanians and Bulgarians who may be planning on coming to the UK.
The Daily Star claims Romanians and Bulgarians entering Britain will bring with them a crime wave, while sister paper the Express claims they are only coming for handouts.
Dialling up the hyperbole, The Express suggests the UK will be "hit by a wave of Romanian and Bulgarian migrants keen to take advantage of our generous taxpayer-funded benefits".
"With families struggling to survive on the equivalent of £20 a month, all roads lead to Britain."
All roads lead to Britain? That's not strictly true. It's been widely reported that France, Germany, Italy and Spain are preferred destinations for the Romanian and Bulgarian diaspora. But in the rush to stereotype all migrants as scroungers and turn its readers against them, the Express has had to overlook a number of details, including recent research which suggests migrant workers are good for the UK economy.
Earlier this year University College London's migration research unit released a report which suggested migrants who have come to the UK since 2000 have been less likely to receive benefits than people already living here. The report also claimed recent immigrants have made a net contribution of £25bn to public finances, paying about 34 per cent more in taxes than they received in benefits.
Meanwhile, claims by the Daily Mail that flights from Romania and Bulgaria were sold out due to the high numbers of migrants heading to the UK have been exposed as false.
However, it seems unlikely such facts will stand in the way of further scaremongering.