Friday, 9 January 2015

Daily Telegraph: Nigel Farage is wrong to blame the horror in France on multiculturalism

Daily Telegraph: Nigel Farage is wrong to blame the horror in France on multiculturalism

Article by Peter Oborne

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has been denounced by both David Cameron and Nick Clegg for seeking to make political capital with his ill-judged remark blaming multi-culturism for the Charlie Hebdot tragedy.

Mr Cameron and Mr Clegg were right to attack Farage. However neither of them pointed out that the Ukip leader is factually wrong. France has never adopted multiculturalism.

Whilst Britain has embraced the presence of different racial, ethnic and religious identities within the public sphere, France, has managed it’s immigrant population through what the social scientist Olivier Roy calls an "assimilationist model".

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