*Multiculturalism could make UK a ‘crime-riddled cesspool’, Shaun Bailey said in 2005*
Accommodating Muslims and Hindus “robs Britain of its community” and risks turning the country into a “crime-riddled cesspool” as a result, the Conservative candidate for London mayor declared in a thinktank pamphlet he wrote a decade ago.
Shaun Bailey voiced concerns about the marking of Muslim and Hindu festivals, claimed children were being taught more about Diwali than Christmas, and argued Britain “removing the religion that British people generally take to” had allowed immigrants to bring their countries’ cultural problems with them.
‘Not sure about Hindus but allowing certain “ISLAMIC” practices has created horrendous cultural problems’
Bailey argued it was easier for the black community to integrate into British society because there were shared Christian values. “Within the black community, it is not such a bad thing, because we’ve shared a religion and in many cases a language. It’s far easier for black people to integrate,” he said.
A section of Bailey’s pamphlet headed “multiculturalism” set out his arguments about religion in the UK, and suggested that without the sense of community that comes from shared Christian celebrations, Britain had produced a nation of people who would not fight for the country.