Monday, 7 November 2011
It is clear that a significant number of Europeans are
concerned about the erosion of their national culture in the
face of immigration, the growth of Islam in Europe, and
the blurring of national borders as a result of European
integration and globalisation. These concerns are likely to
remain, if not grow, in the coming years.

Their usual line is that we're a "tiny minority of extremists". Now they've been forced to admit that we're a "significant number". By the time we reach the end game they will have to admit that they are the "tiny minority of extremists".

And once the "tiny minority of extremists" line falls by the wayside, the "no platform" policy becomes increasingly untenable.
Certainly, some populist groups convey a sense
that the existence of Europe itself is at stake (often citing
demographics and high immigrant birth rates), and that
mainstream society, politicians and the media are either
ignorant to the threat or complicit. Mainstream politicians
need to respond: addressing concerns over immigration and
cultural identity, without succumbing to xenophobic solutions.
Not shutting these parties or their supporters out as beyond the
pale, but engaging and debating forcefully with them.

The problem for the multicultists is that the fears of these "populist groups" are grounded in reality. Those high immigrant birth rates are not wild imaginings. They are facts. And if the matter is debated, that would quickly become apparent.



Anonymous said...

My friends in London feel that they no longer live in England.

It is not imagination but hard reality. The loss of the capital of the UK to a foreign culture, is not something that can be glossed over or debated. It is a fact.

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