by Mike Newland.
Since time began (well since the current official dogma became law in the 1960s) we’ve been told that the more ethnically and culturally diverse Britain is the more ‘enriched’ we are. Strong too – not Count Arthur but ‘our strength is in our diversity’. Both high comedy.Not long ago a change in the sanctimonious script about what is right for Britain popped up in the capable hands of experts like Trevor Phillips, late of the race equality police. Multiculturalism is not good after all. We need integration.This requires some explanation. Why would the more left-wing forces in operation wish to abandon their central doctrine which was developed to placate alarm about Britain’s increasing social fragmentation while pleasing their minority clients? Stroke of genius in presentation – make a national virtue out of it!
The left was always able to rely on the ethnic vote – until recently. It was predictable that once the numbers grew to a certain point ethnics would start looking for their own representatives no matter how large the handouts and frequent the loveins with Labour. This has now happened in Bradford with the election of George Galloway and in the Islamic Republic of Tower Hamlets.
The above has not gone unnoticed in Labour Newham, one of Britain’s most diverse boroughs and just over the border from Tower Hamlets. Think Syria and spillovers into surrounding states. Sir Robin Wales, the local leader, has smelt the air and decided that a little integration might be a good idea – for Labour. Too much multi in the end means no Labour which is visibly a white man’s party with window dressing.
So it’s about turn in Newham. Foreign newspapers out of the libraries. Less translation services. No mega mosque. No single community grants. Get the ethnics sort of back on board. But how do you square it with what you’ve told them for a generation about diversity? The new policy is to protect Labour’s clients from suffering ‘apartheid’ in Newham, say Labour. Shameless.
What should the Tories do? Welcome Labour’s conversion to integration? Quite a few ethnics will be a bit miffed at the practical effects which amount to telling them they ain’t so special after all if the ‘anti-apartheid’ line is not swallowed. Opportunity beckons! Step forward the Tory leader in the London Assembly, Andrew Boff. He says the downtrodden ethnics of Newham are having their ‘diversity suppressed’.
Anyone who thinks the new fashion in ‘integration’ represents a dawning of sanity think again. It’s just another squalid political manipulation in the continuing power struggle within LibLabCon.
If I were ethnic I’d vomit – then form my own party..