Friday, January 08, 2016

Quote of the day

"Immigration has not been without its challenges. Yet it has been, overwhelmingly, a story of success. Britain today is more at ease with the multi-ethnic society that we have become than once seemed imaginable – and not just to Enoch Powell. Like many before and since, Powell underestimated the ability of a free society to adapt. Powell talked of Britain ‘heaping up its own funeral pyre’. Yet our country has more than survived. We have, in all kinds of ways, thrived."

Douglas Carswell, UKIP's sole MP, appears to have gone rogue. Still, I suppose Nigel Farage has had plenty of practice of dealing with the rantings and ravings of loonies within his party, so one more probably won't come as much of a surprise.

(Thanks to Jonathan for the link.)

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