Jay Elwes

It’s time the British faced some uncomfortable truths, says Matthew d’Ancona

Our joyless national curriculum and our obsession with immigration have narrowed our outlook and threaten the ideal of a democratic, pluralistic society

Matthew d’Ancona. Credit: Alamy

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