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on 4 January 2013
Wonderful book of Lord Parekh that may suit sociological, theological students for a better understanding of London , Gand britain and the contemporary world.
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on 14 April 2006
This book epitomises all that is wrong with modern Britain the so called 'post-nation' (Parekh's term). Its voice is firmly entrenched in the ideology of race war politics, and its impact has been symptomatic of the dictatorial fascism of human rights culture - rammed down the throats of the majority British population for the last 10 years.

The true poverty of the multicultural dogma is shown for all its worth; Parekh for example recommends removing the English national traditions from public culture, and establishing a relativist moral and cultural framework based on an idealised form of 'respect'. He does this whilst ignoring the accepted psychological and sociological forces which bond people together.

6 years on this 'community of communities' approach is proving to be a national liability. The publication has in effect empowered many communities to live parallel lives, with few shared touch points with wider society.

History teaches that inclusivity, and acceptance can only come through sharing in the national story - that means its traditions, history, world view and public culture. Britain needs a civic national model that is consistent with the history and identity of each of the nations which make up the UK, and a *shared* public culture, that can unite people irrespective of race. Britain has managed to assimilate millions of people over hundreds of years - but assimilation, not differentiation and diversity politics, has been the key.

Runnymede Trust, of which Parekh is Patron, is a post-modern, Marxist think-tank, which seeks to further integrate the UK within the EU model. The recommendations made within the report must ultimately be taken in the context of Runnymede's extreme left-wing agenda.

The report is ultimately an antinomian, totalitarian, and divisive work which seeks to establish a new order, one which the majority of the British public emphatically reject.
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on 20 January 2006
The Parekh report is partisan. It rides rough-shod over the interests of the huge majority of British people, ie those who are not within a minority ethnic group. 5 years on it must take some responsibility for the identity crises now being felt in the country, as so much of it has driven social policy, especially in local government.
It is a deconstructive and anti-national work and one of its outcomes has been to erode the concept of collective shared memory in public culture which hitherto has underpinned nationhood and social cohesion.
It is a work which I feel in the future will be regarded as extremely left-field and unrepresentative.
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on 22 June 2014
Utter drivel from start to finish; a wet dream 'imagined' by a band of anti-British extreme Left-wingers. Disgusting stuff. Don't touch, even with a bargepole.
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on 4 February 2001
Admittedly, the problems being tackled by the Parekh Report are problems that ought to be solved. As a book, however, it makes for tedious (no, very tedious) reading indeed. No-one doubts that this is an important book, but the way the content is organised is absolutely appalling...
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on 16 November 2000
The Parekh Report is a production which will be influential to the development of the UK in the future. Although we are rightly proud of being a "developed country" in the world, we still have a long way to go towards being a fully tolerant nation, which values the contributions made by the different ethnic minorities in the UK. This book should be compulsory reading for everyone, so that we can try to move away from the sort of troubles that have led to the intolerence and hatred exemplified in the Stephen Lawrence case, and the ongoing trouble in Northern Ireland. I repeat this should be compulsory reading.
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on 3 December 2012
Galling left-wing tosh. Thank goodness the majority of the UK doesn't agree with this deconstructionist nonsense. Makes for very indigestible reading too.
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