Blair Backs Blunkett on Debate; IDENTITY: Prime Minister Supports Home Secretary in Call for Ethnic Minority Groups to Fit In
Byline: JANE MEYRICK
TONY Blair yesterday backed Home Secretary David Blunkett over his controversial call for ethnic minority groups to make more effort to fit in with the British national identity.
Mr Blunkett was "perfectly right" to open up a debate about immigration and naturalisation, the Prime Minister's official spokesman said.
Amid concerns from senior black and Asian figures that the Home Secretary was playing into the hands of racists. The British National Party said it would be using the remarks in its campaigning literature.
Ahead of publication today of four reports into riots in Burnley, Bradford and Oldham over the summer, Mr …
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Publication information: Article title: Blair Backs Blunkett on Debate; IDENTITY: Prime Minister Supports Home Secretary in Call for Ethnic Minority Groups to Fit In. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales). Publication date: December 11, 2001. Page number: 4. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.
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