Saturday, January 27, 2007

Where have all the tolerant people gone?

Sometimes, in everyday life, I meet some very nice and open-minded people. Sometimes, I don't, and in moments of measured concern, I wonder 'Where have all the tolerant people gone?'

Abroad? Millions of them. The Institute of Public Policy Research, a key left of field and government supporting think tank, published a decent report on this. The BBC has also published its research on Brits abroad, the case studies for each continent/area make for very interesting reading. Yahya Birt discussed this in relation to a book that discusses the Muslim presence in Britian and the Guardian's magazine interviews some of those that have left. I blame Channel 4.