Multiculturalism

Michael Gove's Quest for British Values in Education

Adrian Hilton | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Politics
Adrian Hilton

Perhaps it is time for Ofsted to start assessing schools once again on the extent to which their daily assemblies are 'broadly Christian', and also on the amount of RE which is dedicated to teaching our national Christian history, culture, traditions and values...

London Will Fall Like Sparta Without Immigration, Says Boris

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK

London will fall like the Greek city of Sparta if it turns away immigrants like the ancient militaristic regime which "kicked people out", Boris Johns...

Why Multiculturalism is Not Enough

Michael Bond | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Politics
Michael Bond

How well do you know your neighbours? By sight? By name? Well enough to know the names of their children? In multicultural Britain we should be asking this question more often, for the answer matters a great deal.

How I Came to Fear UKIP

Louise Bond | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Politics
Louise Bond

In the several hours that passed that outburst, I developed an intense anger. But you know what my first reaction was, my initial response to being confronted by a large, stocky, bald man with distasteful tattoos, wearing a beater and yelling about immigration? I felt intimidated, and I felt upset

'Trojan Horses' in Birmingham Schools Should Come as No Surprise

Rumy Hasan | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Politics
Rumy Hasan

The 'Trojan Horse' plot in Birmingham - where some 25 schools have apparently been targeted for takeover by Islamic extremists - is yet another instance of the problems now rising as a consequence of Britain supposedly being a multifaith society; a view shared by all the three main political parties...

The Death of Multiculturalism?

Iram Sarwar | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK
Iram Sarwar

Multiculturalism is dead in the UK. Or, that seems to be the message delivered by some of the highest figures in British politics...

Students Must Stand Up to Racism and Ukip's Scapegoating

Aaron Kiely | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Aaron Kiely

If we are to successfully push back the current wave of racism, we will need an unrelenting campaign in the student movement in defence of our multicultural society against those who wish to divide us.

The Maajid Nawaz Controversy - Rights, Democracy and Cartoons

Liam Deacon | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Politics
Liam Deacon

The debate over group rights is contested, but what shouldn't be, is the fact that calling for instant and somewhat arbitrary retributive action against a single MP candidate, who has exercised a right afforded to everyone else, just isn't a convincing way to invite this debate into the public domain. Neither is it just or democratic.

Ukip Don't 'Love Britain', They Hate It

Grant Feller | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Politics
Grant Feller

In the history of political slogans, there cannot be another more contradictory than UKIP's catchy new phrase, purloined with extraordinary naivety from the British National Party. 'Love Britain, Vote UKIP.'

WATCH: This Really Will Make You Happy

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Comedy

A tip of the hat to International Poznan - who proved just how international their city is by making this absolutely lovely video. Click play to wa...

It's Christmas, Not a 'Season': Britain Must Defeat Political Correctness and Amateurish Cultural Homogenisation

Abhaey Singh | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Politics
Abhaey Singh

The reality of human existence has always been one of diversity, particularity and dissimilarity. The most heroic contributors to human civilisation - and to the story of nations - have been individuals and cultures with distinct perspectives and propensities to those of the prevailing norm.

Domino's Pizza Store Orders Staff To 'Speak English'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK

A Domino's Pizza branch has been accused of failing to acknowledge its multi-lingual workforce over a sign banning staff from using languages other th...

Integration and Identity

Tahreem Arshad | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tahreem Arshad

Through being shortlisted for the Women of the Future Awards in association with Shell, I have had many interviews where I was asked "And why will you stay in the UK to do this work?" I answered, "Because this is where it all began for me, I'm inextricably tied to this land - you see I was born here, in post-colonial context, a Pakistani."

How Do We Respond to the Niqab Ban Supporters?

Alison Walsh | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alison Walsh

I'm not saying that I know the answers to the questions of multiculturalism, and whether the niqab has a place in modern British society... But I also think that we need to have a proper, open discussion about the state of our society and its values, and to outline exactly what the effect of this kind of legislation would be.

Suppression in the Name of Alleviating 'Oppression'

Farida Ahmed | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Farida Ahmed

The right to autonomy, self-determination, freedom, liberty, call it what one may, is a core component of a democracy - democracy resembling a house of cards; take a fundamental piece out and the whole structure will eventually collapse in on itself...

Muslim Women Don't Care If You Feel Uncomfortable

Shaheen Sattar | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Shaheen Sattar

Regardless of whether you think niqab should be banned in society wholeheartedly, or removed from public spheres because it makes you feel uncomfortable and in a compromised condition, banning the niqab for the small minority of women, challenges the very foundations of female autonomy in large.

White-Washing British History

Minesh Parekh | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Minesh Parekh

On Friday 6 September, David Cameron refuted a Russian official's summation that Britain was 'just a small island' by delivering a speech that reeked of a Gove-esque approach to popular history entwined with petulant patriotism. He seemed to cry out that "Britain's one of the bigger kids too, even if it wasn't allowed to go to war this time", calling upon the rhetoric of the past as if to prove Britain's place in the present world and reimagining it as it suited him.

EDL Leader Charged Over London March

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Chris York | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK

The leader of the English Defence League has been charged over a march by his group in London on Saturday. Tommy Robinson was arrested as the far-r...

Two Arrested As EDL And Muslim Community Hold Demonstrations In Tower Hamlets

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK

UPDATE: English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson was arrested in London on the controversial march that was prevented from going through the centr...

Multiculturalism 'Has Had Its Day', Says Chief Rabbi

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK

Multiculturalism creates a society where "everyone is a guest", Britain's chief rabbi has warned in an interview calling for a "multi-ethnic" society ...

How Does 2012's Team GB Golden Glow Look One Year On?

Mark Perryman | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Sport
Mark Perryman

For one joyful summer we wrapped ourselves in Team GB's Union Jack, stylishly redesigned by Stella McCartney . Of course it is a beacon of hope when that flag is worn to celebrate athletes whatever their colour, faith or gender, Olympian or Paralympian .

How to Really Make Multiculturalism Work

Elizabeth Oldfield | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Politics
Elizabeth Oldfield

It didn't used to be like this. 50 years ago, in most parts of the country, you not only knew your neighbours but there was a reasonable chance that they were pretty much like you. You were involved in common local activities and institutions. Religiously, you probably behaved, believed and belonged in the same way as everyone else.

Multiculturalism - Reality or Illusion

Dr. Hisham Omara | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Politics
Dr. Hisham Omara

The gruesome murder of Lee Rigby in broad daylight has opened a new front for another assault on multiculturalism. Already declared failed and dead, ...

The Woolwich Murders and the Far Right

Alistair Barbour | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Politics
Alistair Barbour

What has happened in Woolwich is unbelievable. A British soldier brutally murdered in broad daylight. The attackers then calmly stand and wait for the police before apparently getting what they so desperately long for-martyrdom.

Lewisham - Don't Believe the Hype

Elspeth Merry | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Elspeth Merry

When I read that Lewisham, my home borough, had been ranked the most violent place in Britain, my first reaction was embarrassment - my university friends from all over the world and the UK that I had been trying to convince of Lewisham's greatness would now be laughing in my face.