This is a damning indictment of liberal values and the silly infatuation of lib pols with diversity against the common good. However, it must be said that Britain was already quite diverse by 2001. For example, that year saw intense summer riots in Bradford, Oldham and Burnley between local Britons and immigrant young men.
Of course, such behavior should have been a hint to the ruling class that multiculturalism is a failed ideology, since it runs counter to human nature.
The huge increases in migrants over the last decade were partly due to a politically motivated attempt by ministers to radically change the country and "rub the Right`s nose in diversity", according to Andrew Neather, a former adviser to Tony Blair, Jack Straw and David Blunkett.
He said Labour`s relaxation of controls was a deliberate plan to "open up the UK to mass migration" but that ministers were nervous and reluctant to discuss such a move publicly for fear it would alienate its "core working class vote".
As a result, the public argument for immigration concentrated instead on the economic benefits and need for more migrants.
Critics said the revelations showed a "conspiracy" within Government to impose mass immigration for "cynical" political reasons.
Mr Neather was a speech writer who worked in Downing Street for Tony Blair and in the Home Office for Jack Straw and David Blunkett, in the early 2000s.
Writing in the Evening Standard, he revealed the "major shift" in immigration policy came after the publication of a policy paper from the Performance and Innovation Unit, a Downing Street think tank based in the Cabinet Office, in 2001. [Labour wanted mass immigration to make UK more multicultural, says former adviser, October 23, 2009]
Here`s the article in question: Don`t listen to the whingers - London needs immigrants.