Letter: Tebbit's Britain

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The Independent Online
Sir: In the light of Lord Tebbit's remarks, let us give William Hague some credit ("Anger as Tebbit questions loyalties of `two-nation' immigrants", 8 October). Not only did he have the courage to send a message to the Gay Pride march, but he has consistently supported cultural diversity in this country.

Unlike Lord Tebbit, Hague appreciates that a modern economy will entail the mobility of labour which will inevitably lead to ethnic diversity within nations. Britain was never a monochrome culture, but modernity has now made such a dream impossible.


Liverpool Professor of Theology and Public Life

Liverpool Hope University College