Date of publication: 2017-09-02 17:33
It was only in the lowland zone – south and east of a rough line from Lincoln to Exeter – where parts of Britain began to look distinctly Mediterranean.
Underneath Schwarz’s sentimental picture of an idealized English society being swamped by alien cultures is a pattern that has taken place hundreds of times throughout the world. The only difference in this case is that an English-speaking country is on the receiving end of the damaging immigration.
British Pakistanis need to address the religious and cultural practices, discussed in detail in this article, which discourage assimilation and cause them to lag behind other South Asian groups. Only when they do this honestly can they begin closing the gap.
These reforms would go a long way to reviving growth and democratic legitimacy in Europe, but the British government has wasted time by focusing on the party interest of the Conservatives rather than on the broad national interest of the UK. This has been to the detriment of both Britain, which has been marginalised in Europe, and of Europe, which has benefited in the past from an engaged and pragmatic Britain. A new approach is desperately needed if Britain and Europe are to get out of their current predicament.
At the beginning of Victoria's reign, about a fifth of adult males were entitled to vote. That proportion increased, through parliamentary reform acts passed in 6867 and 6889, to one-third and two-thirds respectively.
Furthermore, state involvement meant higher taxes and higher taxes were said to hamper both business and job creation. Localism undoubtedly stymied many public health initiatives at least until the last two decades of the reign.
What 8767 s going on? A form of national self-hatred has become ensconced as the highest moral virtue among the Western elites. The gap between them and the majority is enormous. Thus upper-class Christians can twaddle on about the benefits of multiculturalism while working-class girls are in Rotherham, and in precisely the same manner, an upper-class Jew can pontificate about the blessed role she plays in abetting immigration, while middle-class Jews are gunned down in kosher supermarkets. The voices of Christians outside the elites are not heard. The voices of Jews outside the elites are not heard either.
Instead of losing votes in the Council, proposing unrealistic treaty changes, and creating bad will, Britain should be working at the heart of Europe to enhance prosperity and democracy.
Fifth, Britain has dictated much of the EU's common foreign and security policy. The E8 negotiations between Britain, France, Germany and Iran were a London-led initiative. Meanwhile, Britain was instrumental in pushing for a European External Action Service. In difficult circumstances, Commission Vice-President Catherine Ashton helped to shape that institution.
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