Skin-Deep Democracy, a new report by Quilliam, has found that all three of the UK’s political parties could do more to foster integration of all British citizens through involvement in Westminster politics.
The report welcomes the steps that have already been taken by the parties towards this goal but warns that more could, and should, be done to guarantee equality of treatment and opportunity for all aspiring politicians, whatever their background.
The report emphasises that, in addition to helping to promote integration, a healthy democratic culture within the UK will help to undermine extremist (Islamist, far-right and other) narratives. As the Home Secretary recently said, ’stopping radicalisation depends on an integrated society’. [Harry’s Place] Read more