I've at least tried to understand what multiculturalism is, but I'm not sure he has. Regardless, this week he tells us that multiculturalism won't work. Instead he says:
Ken Livingstone may have engineered a multicultural environment but I suspect that Britain isn't multicultural at all. It's simply a land mass on which an unknown number of immigrants and indigenous people happen to live.Oh okay, so now we just have to behave like flocks of birds sharing a meadow.
We co-exist like birds. You don't find sparrows joining in with a flock of starlings. You don't see yellowhammers swooping down on a cherry tree with a pack of fieldfares. But crucially you don't see them fighting either.
This, I think, is the lesson we should learn in these difficult times. Instead of forcing a Pakistani teenager to swear allegiance to the flag and learn English and get some crummy certificate of Britishness from the local mayor, why not let him be a Pakistani who happens to live in Bradford? Let him go to a Muslim school. Let him support Pakistan when they play England at cricket. Let him be what he wants to be.
Multiculturalism won't work, so Britain should just have what? Multinationalism? I think that's what he's describing here. I presume he'd have separate courts & parliament as well. That doesn't sound like a winner to me there Jeremy.