Tuesday, 27 June 2006

The politics of division, the politics of treachery

On 21 February 2012, various mainstream media outlets quoted Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles, thus:

"Under Harriet Harman’s agenda, the Labour government encouraged different cultures to live separate lives, apart from each other and the mainstream. Political correctness replaced common sense, people were left afraid to express legitimate concerns and frustrations...

It’s sad to see how, in recent years, the idea of tolerance has become twisted. A few people, a handful of activists, have insisted that it isn’t enough simply to celebrate the beliefs of minority communities; they want to disown the traditions and heritage of the majority, including the Christian faith and the English language. In recent years we’ve seen public bodies bending over backwards to translate documents up to and including their annual report into a variety of foreign languages.

We’ve seen men and women disciplined for wearing modest symbols of Christian faith at work, and we’ve seen legal challenges to councils opening their proceedings with prayers, a tradition that goes back generations, brings comfort to many and hurts no one. This is the politics of division."
It's the politics of treachery, Eric.

It's the politics of war. Putting the immigrant first has been institutionalised ibn this country since Harold Wilson's government introduced the first race law. Every government since then has gone the foreigner-first, anti-British route.

Let's hope the deeds of this government matches its rhetoric.

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