Harrow Liberal Democrats today called for the Conservative Party to drop their mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey after it emerged that he had published a pamphlet
accusing Muslim and Hindu culture of turning Britain into a "crime-riddled cess pool
"I speak to the people who are from Brent and [school children have] been having Muslim and Hindi [sic] days off. What it does is rob Britain of its community. Without our community we slip into a crime-riddled cesspool,” Bailey wrote in 2005. "We’ve allowed people to come to Britain and bring their culture, their country and any problems they might have, with them"
Adam Bernard, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Harrow East, said "We should be proud that people of all religions, cultures, nationalities and backgrounds have chosen to live here. Blaming social problems on minority groups is a cheap and lazy tactic that Shaun Bailey should be ashamed of. London is one of the most diverse cities in the world and Harrow is the most religiously diverse borough in London, and we should celebrate that."
"Shaun Bailey says 'They are alienated because they haven’t been exposed to the good things in Britain – our ethics'. I don't know how he can have the outrageous gall to claim that Hindu and Muslim communities lack ethics. The suggestion is drivel, and offensive drivel, at that."