Exclusive Interview with : Bhikhu Parekh, Political theorist and Labour member of the House of Lords
Updated on: 02 Jul 2016
Views: 2087 UK has set a dangerous precedent that it will have to live with, says Bhikhu Parekh.
The EU referendum result has pushed Britain into uncertainty. The Labour and the Conservative parties are facing a leadership crisis, while the pound struggles to recover. Mirror spoke to Bhikhu Parekh, who is a political theorist and Labour member of the House of Lords, and also a Padma Bhushan awardee, on what Brexit means for Britain and the British Indian communities. This what he had to say
Has the referendum affected UK's reputation of being a multicultural society? Not quite because everyone in the campaign kept paying homage to Britain as a multicultural society. However, there would be some pressure on Muslims. The referendum was unnecessary. David Cameron thought that he could win it with great ease, and his confidence was so great that he even waived the principle of Cabinet's collective responsibility. This decision has set a precedent that will haunt Britain for years.
Different groups had their own reasons to Leave. Will this affect the future of UK-EU relations?