Preventative vision and strategy – the best way to tackle high risk, left-behind, alienated groups – home-grown British bombers


E-mail to Deputy Prime Minister, English Partnership, Milton Keynes Parnership Committee following MK2031 Seminar of 10/06/05

From: Vyas, Anant

Date: 13/07/05 10:21:26

To: Rt Hon John Prescott MP Deputy Prime Minister; Canda Smith

Cc: CherylMontgomery@englishpartnerships.co.uk; Dawn Bason; James Keating-Wilkes; Razia Nuur; Navrita Atwal; Secretariat@Southeast-ra.gov.uk; seeda@seeda.co.uk; mkpc@englishpartnerships.co.uk; Radha A Vyas (W); Anant.M.Vyas

Subject: PREVENTION THE BEST WAY TO TACKLE HOME-GROWN SUICIDE BOMBERS – IN SUPPORT OF MY VISIONARY PAPER 05/12/04

  

Dear Executive, Guidance & Advisory Colleagues

 

Attached in further support of my paper titled "Joint Question to ODPM, Milton Keynes Partnership Committee and Health & Social Care Partners of MKSM Project and the respective Central Government Colleagues on "EQUALITIES, SOCIAL INCLUSION, SOCIAL MOBILITY, COMMUNITY COHESION & SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES." – as a preventative vision and strategy – the best way to tackle high risk, left-behind, alienated groups – home-grown British bombers: Worst fears true.

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4677209.stm

 

"So why does it make so much difference that the bombers are, as now suspected, British?"

 

"So what happens now? If the apparent British suicide bombers are of similar stock – young British-born men who are not driven by desperation, then British society’s ability to deal with this may be severely tested."

 

"Take the 2001 Bradford riots, for example, which had everything to do with a corked bottle of pent-up anger that exploded on the streets."

 

Thus quoting the most crucial and persuasive paragraph from my visionary paper of 5 December 2004

 

"research in Ethnic Pluralism & Social Cohesion indicates that (i) Immigration has not undermined national integrity (ii) Some immigrant groups have progressed well, others not (iii) Labour market integration has been unwisely downplayed (iv) Discrimination persists & thus affects social trust (v) High risk, alienated, left behind groups are the priority (vi) Building common glue is vital but so is the need to avoid overly prescriptive, threatening answers. Promoting solidarity depends on underlying (in)equality in a three-way triangular relationship thus solidarity r equality s diversity. Thus building greater & more explicit cohesion across ethnic lines depends on (i) understanding recent history (ii) learning the lessons of how economic integration has worked abroad and (iii) systematically tackling settled disadvantage."

 

More recently, during this year’s general election Hustings, I submitted my address in writing to Kate Stephens, Head of Political Liaison, The Open University, dated the 26 April 2005 thus:

 

"If you’ve had a chance to visit my website, please see my vision (second entry) of how the multi-ethnic Britain (especially the future MK during its intended expansion for the next 30 years) can be at ease with its rich diversity and within itself? or My paper titled "Joint Question to ODPM, Milton Keynes Partnership Committee and Health & Social Care Partners of MKSM Project and the respective Central Government Colleagues on "EQUALITIES, SOCIAL INCLUSION, SOCIAL MOBILITY, COMMUNITY COHESION & SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES.

 

The Deputy PM’s Community Plan has completely missed Community Cohesion as a critical issue within it. I am arguing that where there is no injustice, unfairness &/or inequality – there can be no strife, dissatisfaction, disappointment, disaffection, complaint or grievance.

 

In order for Britain to effectively manage and address the internal risks of communal violence and (putting it bluntly) threats of terrorism from left behind groups, it has to pay heed to my assertions in the third paragraph (last page) that Discrimination persists & thus affects social trust. It is pasted below for ease of reference."

 

Given that I felt valued being included and being encouraged by, none other than, Sir Bob Reid to contribute in the recent MK2031 (invitation only) Seminar 10 June 2005 organised by the English Partnership, it is my fervent hope that all the stakeholders and especially the power-brokers, both in Central Government as well as Local Government, will pay due heed to my visionary (and given the recent atrocities, I so detest using the word ‘predictive’) paper?

 

Best regards

 

Anant

 

Leave a comment

Filed under Déjà vu?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s