What are British Values?

Ben had a fun chat this morning with the presenters of Saturday Morning Live on Voice of Islam Radio. His interview starts at 1:21:46.

“When politicians worry about British values they’re trying to suggest that some people don’t fit in, some people don’t belong. And this is where racial and religious minorities get subject to scrutiny and suspicion […] There’s an inflammatory language here that suggests some people belong more than others, and I fundamentally contest that. Britain is not a white nation. Britain does not somehow belong more to white people than racial or religious minorities. That’s something to be fought over and contested. The vision of British values that get articulated often is a very exclusive one”

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