The struggle against islamophobia is the struggle for a nuanced and contextualised appraisal of events involving Muslims, a refusal to accept that everything can be explained away through a facile reference to 'Islam' and a defence of a European minority group. There is nothing Orwellian about that.
The chancellor of the exchequer, George Osborne, has staked the British government's reputation on reducing the country's record-high peacetime fiscal deficit (11.4% of GDP in 2009). He has succeeded in making modest inroads since mid-2010, albeit by front-loading less politically contentious measures.
Waiting to be checked in at the eye catching rhombic prism reception desk, I noticed the design feature on the tiled floor; a glistening white with a scattering of black rhombi, giving the impression of the wind sweeping in fallen leaves - one of the many features clearly bearing the Maison Martin Margiela (MMM) stamp.