According to the Conservative Party website the Conservative Party will try to achieve the following if they gain power at the 2010 general election:
Building stronger, more integrated communities is central to our vision for Britain.
Under Labour, state-driven multiculturalism, uncontrolled immigration and the threat of extremism have led to an increase in distrust and segregation, and left us with divided communities.
A Conservative Government will correct Labour’s mistakes and create a Britain where people from different backgrounds can celebrate their diversity while sharing common civic values and national pride.
And we will unite Britain’s communities with a package of measures:
* Supporting community groups based on their effectiveness in countering poverty and deprivation rather than on the basis of ethnicity or faith
* Devolving power to local authorities, who are better placed to make decisions for their communities
* Offering English language instruction for all to cement the English language as the bedrock of our national identity
* Tackling unacceptable cultural practices, such as forced marriage and female genital mutilation
We believe that the State is no substitute for community. So a Conservative Government will help foster community cohesion, but recognise that it is about much more than government and politics – it is, above all, a social responsibility.
And that means that everyone must do all they can to make this a fairer and more just society – helping others, creating opportunity, and ensuring that no-one is excluded.
Conservative Party Community Relations Policy :http://www.conservatives.com/Policy/Where_we_stand/Community_Relations.aspx
I would be interested to hear both positive and negative views on Conservative’s Community Relations policies in the comments below?