“What then is my bottom line? It is that a continuation of net immigration on the recent scale is hard to justify. It is that the assumption that all communities will integrate with the political and religious culture of the UK may be quite wrong. It is that the country must insist on the universality of its liberal values. It is that the focus now should be on bringing in skilled people who are most likely to make a big economic contribution to the country and to fit comfortably within its norms and values.”
Spain and Italy are different. They import unskilled labor and seem to be pursuing the construction of Latin American social structures, where the educated woman’s liberation is the presence of servants. Catholic Southern European countries have yet to build up institutions that provide the services traditionally provided by the Catholic Church.