How To Talk About Immigration.

In 1966, Roy Jenkins made these comments on immigration to a London meeting of the National Committee for Commonwealth Immigrants .

These were the days of Alf Garnett, of “No dogs, no blacks, no Irish.” Of colonies and assumptions of racial superiority.

Current Labour leadership candidates please read and learn.

Integration [can be defined] not as a flattening process of assimilation but as equal opportunity, accompanied by cultural diversity, in an atmosphere of mutual tolerance.

Where in the world is there a university which could preserve its fame, or a cultural centre which could keep its eminence, or a metropolis which could hold its drawing power, if it were to turn inwards and serve only its own hinterland and its own racial group? 

To live apart, for a person, a city, a country, is to lead a life of declining intellectual stimulation.

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