“Rome may not yet be in flames, but I think I can smell the smouldering whilst we hum to the music of liberal self-delusion.”
Britain was changing at “an extraordinary pace”.
The country did not have time to allow so many different cultures and traditions to converge naturally, as in the past, while in a globalised world and against a background of Islamist militancy, it could not rely on every community simply coming in time to embrace western values.
“It is my view that the British tradition of ‘organic’ integration no longer meets the needs of our society,” he declared.
“To continue to pursue it will lead to division and conflict, and undermine both equality and solidarity.
“In place of our laissez-faire attitude to integration, I believe we need something more directive and more muscular.”
His proposed remedies including giving institutions a duty to promote integration and staff unity, for example by ending the creation of factory production teams based on nationality; and ensuring English is the standard working language.
All state schools should show they trying to give pupils a “real experience” of living in a diverse society, to end “the kind of ethnic takeover” seen during Birmingham’s Trojan Horse scandal where hardline Muslims allegedly imposed their values on school governance and teaching.