Three cheers for Dr John Sentamu, The Archbishop of York, who declares that migrants to Britain in the past five decades have been treated like hotel guests who ‘do not belong’, the Archbishop of York said yesterday.
Dr John Sentamu said the failure of migrants to integrate had contributed to the collapse of a common British culture and the lack of a national sense of direction. He called for recognition of the Christian heritage which used to bind the nation together and for a revival of the civic values once represented by myriad local clubs, churches and trade unions. The Archbishop’s powerful attack on uncontrolled immigration and on the Left-wing interpretation of multiculturalism that encourages migrants to ignore traditional British values, was made in a speech to Gordon Brown’s think tank, the Smith Institute.
He makes several key points. It has been the refusal of certain types of immigrant to INTEGRATE into British culture that has been a running sore. It has been the refusal of this Labour government to tackle the issue that has contributed to this, combined with the destruction of the work ethic and its replacement with the Welfare fix. (Hello Somalis!) Dr Sentamu raises some fundamental truths, the question now is, what do we do about this massive imported problem?
No easy answer. The uninvited guests are here and not planning to leave. Some refuse to have anything to do with our British values and in this regard they are assisted by Dr Sentamu’s boss, Druid Williams, who thinks Sharia Law is “inevitable”. We need to cut off Welfare dependency, we need to enforce our national borders, we need to decide who WE want in OUR land. That is both reasonable and rational. But we also need political leaders who have the same courage and conviction as Dr Sentamu. Where are they to be found?