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Feature: Is the Big Society destroying the very things it’s meant to stand for?

My 84-year-old grandmother was rescued by the Big Society. Or was it the big state? Or was it the doctrine of state multiculturalism? Listen to her story and you tell me. Chau Yuk Sim arrived in Britain from Hong Kong…

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Transcript: Nick Clegg speech on multiculturalism

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Comment: Breaking down barriers

On 5 February the English Defence League decided to march on Luton and voice their displeasure at the local Muslim community. On the same day, our prime minister was in Munich telling the world that multiculturalism in Britain had failed….

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Comment: Life after Ujima case: ‘Now we can move forward’

The BME sector found itself unfairly stigmatised because of the Ujima scandal, says Lara Oyedele, chair of BMENational and chief executive of Odu-dua housing association. Now, she says, the sector can move forward. “Pretend it’s not an issue – that…

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