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Thank God for Eric the Great
If this column had papal powers to canonise, we'd be praising St. Eric Pickles this morning.
Here's one politician unafraid to do God, and in one great speech this week the coalition's rotund Communities Secretary revealed that Christianity is to be hauled back to the centre of public life.
St. Eric, born and bred a hill and moor away from our readership area, powerfully accomplished in his speech what this column has been banging on about for a decade.
He officially buried a multiculturalism that required the vast majority of Britons to side-line their Christian heritage and change to the suit the cultures of a tiny minority of around eight per cent of population.
It was unfair, undemocratic, and so wildly irresponsible that it guaranteed the very racial tension it claimed to ease.
Why has it taken so long for a government minister to see what the vast majority of us have known for years?
In Australia, incomers are welcomed as potential Australians and expected to adopt down under ways. The Yanks make you a citizen only when you can speak the lingo and swear on its values.
Muslim countries like Pakistan demand even more. Carry on being a Christian there and somebody might firebomb your church, or beat you to death, as highlighted in previous editions of this column.
Local Pakistanis are as horrified as British Christians but it's still happening and we're still having to go down to their embassy next month to continue protesting.
Eric Pickles accused Labour of leading us up 'the wrong path' by encouraging different communities to live separate lives.
Now, migrants will be expected to speak English, thousands of documents translated into many other languages will be reduced and councils will be allowed to pray before meetings.
Thank God for Eric the Great.
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