Thursday, August 24, 2006

Another Commission!

The Commission on Integration and Cohesion starts work in September and will tour the UK, looking at how towns, cities and communities tackle challenges such as segregation and social or economic divisions between different ethnic groups.

How likely is it that the Commission will conclude that there should be an annual limit on immigration?

Update to assuage Alfie's fears: "The Commission will be headed by Darra Singh, the leader of Ealing Council, and its 13 other commissioners include academics, youth activists, academics and representatives of the police, trade unions, business, local government, voluntary groups and the Interfaith Network.

..and no one from the wider indigenous population!

1 comment:

alfie said...

I would think it's about as likely as me playing for England.....

I haven't seen the Commission's make up yet - but do you reckon it consists of a few Guardianistas, a token clergyman and a few hundred of those fabled gobby 'community leaders'?...

The cause of integration was given a death blow as far back as the '60's - when Sikhs were allowed to wear their turbans while riding motorbikes and scooters. No crash helmet for me, I'm breaking the law. For them - it's 'OK'... Even last year, some committee in DEFRA decided to allow the slaughter of animals intended for Kosher and Halal consumption even though they admitted that the ritual of slaughter was 'excessively cruel, distressing and painful' for the animal. They decided to allow it because of 'religious beliefs'..... they decided that the suffering of animals which would normally be against the law - would be 'OK' in this case.

The figure on top of the Old Bailey is blindfolded - it is intended to convey that the law does not favour anyone - no one is exempt...... apparently that is incorrect.

BTW - I saw Ruth 'sex change' Kelly on the box this morning. All the waffle was coming out... I cannot wait to see her keynote speech later on today..... Another NuLabour bollox initiative bound to fail and costing a few millions in the process........ (I wonder if she will answer the question as to why a lot of British black people voted in some BNP councillors in Dagenham in the local elections last May)....