To people who don't do their homework. Perhaps this will help you to break your programming and actually start thinking:The fact you call multiculturalism an 'intellectually fashionable concept', speaks volumes.
Trevor Phillips became the head of the Commission for Racial Equality in 2003, and is the current head of the Equality and Human Rights Commission which subsumed the former organisation. He is a teensy bit controversial and has been widely reported as being **opposed** to multiculturalism for a long time now. Go look at his wp page [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trevor_Phillips"]Wikipedia page[/ame] or in dozens of articles ad so in in the (relatively) quality press e.g. Multiculturalism's legacy is 'have a nice day' racism from over **five years ago** i.e. why so many people who apparently, and probably do genuinely care, are still so ignorant about what's been happening in this particular world is a bit perplexing.
Another take: In today's Times and obviously linked to QT there is an article A flawed philosophy that bolsters the BNP and it definitely worth reading.
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would a 'head of commision for racial equality' role have even existed without multiculturalism ?
Or maybe he was just talking guff, which he was prone to do quite a lot of imo. Not unlike baroness warsi, the tory who was on newsnight the other night.
to be honest i reckon we can do without the likes of this pair who seem to want to speak on behalf of people they don't actually have a mandate to represent, and want to make party leadership friendly conclusions and assumptions about ghettoisation and integration. IF the blairites/brownite in govt. wanted all immigrants to learn english, why have ESOL courses only been free to those who are on a income related benefit such as WTC and with a houshold income before tax of below £15050 ? It's quite expensive to do the courses otherwise.
Not something you'd force on people if learning english was a priority for integration and community cohesion is it ?
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