Traditions such as Christmas celebrations will die out unless people stand up for British values, UK government review finds

Traditions such as Christmas celebrations will die out unless people stand up for British values, UK government review finds, by Tim Ross.

British laws and traditions such as the celebration of Christmas are under threat and must be vigorously upheld to stop ethnic segregation dividing society, according to major government review.

Waves of immigration have rapidly changed the character of some state schools and left residents in parts of Britain feeling unsettled, the landmark report will say.

These issues must be tackled head on, rather than swept under the carpet by politically correct council officials who fear being labelled “racist” if they assert British values or raise concerns, it will say.

The findings emerged as part of a wide-ranging, year-long government study by Dame Louise Casey, the government’s integration tsar.

Offense, political correctness, and real harm done:

She criticised councils for “over worrying” about causing offence among minority groups. This attitude led one community centre she visited to put up a “festive tree” because the “incredibly well-meaning white manager” did not want to offend his Asian and Muslim staff by using the word “Christmas”.

“What offence did he think he was causing? What did we ever think would be offensive about celebrating Christmas with a tree?” Dame Louise said.

While examples like this may seem harmless, similar attitudes led officials in Rotherham to turn a blind eye to the fact that child sexual exploitation was being perpetrated by men from Pakistani backgrounds, she said.

“The council and police were in denial about what was happening in their town,” she said. “That was a tragic failure on so many levels, not least for the victims who weren’t heard or whose abuse could have been prevented.”

Whoa. Some government sense. The bureaucrats aren’t going to like this, and the media will cry “racist”:

“I have become convinced that it is only the upholding of our core British laws, cultures, values and traditions that will offer us the route map through the different and complex challenge of creating a cohesive society.”

In what will be seen as a criticism of trends such as the growth of Sharia courts in some Muslim communities, she said all citizens from every background must be made to adhere to the same set of laws which are “specifically intended to help define how we live together”.

“One set of laws democratically decided and with the intention that they are upheld by every community in the land, new or old.

Imagine, one law for all. How quaint to hear it again, after years of rule by “progressives.”

hat-tip Stephen Neil