24 August 2016

Sarkozy takes swipe at multicultural Britain

Nicolas Sarkozy has revealed his plan for harmonious race relations in France: to take the opposite approach to the UK.

Mr Sarkozy, who launched his campaign for re-election to the presidency on Monday, laid out his vision for harmony in a book, Tout Pour la France (Everything for France).

He writes that his country is swamped with immigrants and that its national identity has been damaged by the tyranny of minorities. But he adds: “We are not Anglo-Saxons who allow communities to live side by side while ignoring one another. It is time to engage in a determined combat against multiculturalism.”

Newcomers must embrace French ways, he declares. They must assimilate “not just with nationality but also with values, culture and way of life”. [The Times (£)] Read more