British Leftists Go Mad
By Michael Coren
They're ready to ditch Christmas to improve race relations.
The political fashions that begin in Britain tend to find their way to Canada extremely quickly, especially when they come from the left side of the body politic.
A new report from the think-tank of the governing Labour Party states that, "Britain is no longer a Christian nation and Christmas should be downgraded in favour of festivals from other religions to improve race relations."
The report goes on to call for a new form of "birth ceremony," at which the state and parents would agree to "work in partnership" to raise babies. It demands action to "ensure access" for ethnic minorities to the "largely white" British countryside, advocates an end to "sectarian" religious education in schools and encourages people to fly flags other than the Union Jack.
"If we are going to continue as a nation to mark Christmas," the report says, "then public organizations should mark other religious festivals too." And, "any liberal state should recast the civic oaths and national ceremonies, or institutions like Parliament and the monarchy, in a more multi-religious or secular form."
So the pre-enlightened Ebenezer Scrooge has told us what Britain should become. Or has become to a relatively large extent. But unlike the products of Charles Dickens' generous and compassionate imagination, the spirits behind this report are nasty, intolerant and crude.