It’s a disaster…
Multiculturalism has failed say Bradford residents
Nine in ten people say Bradford is divided, in a nod to the city’s failed multiculturalism experiment, according to a new poll in a local newspaper.
The eye-opening survey comes as city councillors said “Asian youths” had attacked pubs owned by white business owners in November and more generally intimidated women from visiting the town centre after dark to enjoy the night time economy. The council chamber heard further claims that armed police had been required at a recent Jewish community event amid a “huge increase” in anti-Semitism and that people had been caught “goose-stepping” outside a centre for asylum seekers in Keighley.
A report on the story, appearing in both the Telegraph & Argus and Asian Image, asked readers: ‘Do you think Bradford is a divided district?’ to which a whopping 89 per cent answered ‘yes’ in a poll of almost 2,300 people. Latest census information published in June 2017 revealed that Bradford is home to the largest Pakistani population in England (20.3 per cent) with a quarter of the population (24.7 per cent) identifying as Muslim.
At last Wednesday’s meeting of Bradford City Council’s Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee, councillors had heard the findings of a new report designed to strengthen community relations in the northern city. The report said the council’s diversity and cohesion team was working with all religious groups and other organisations in its response to the Louise Casey report on opportunity and integration, which gives recommendations to the government.