My previous book was famously “alarmist” (and so no doubt is my new one), but, if you’re disinclined to meet me halfway in my demographic analysis, try the United Kingdom’s Office of National Statistics:He then quotes not the UK's Office of National Statistics but a nitwit named Damian Thompson writing for the Torygraph whose reading of the ONS statistics must have resulted in many filled diapers. Steyn ends:
For my own part, I’d bet that many parts of mid-century Britain will be a violent, brutish, Balkanized ruin. Let’s meet for lunch circa 2035 and see who’s right.Now, the funny part is that Steyn excerpted a bunch of the panic from Thompson's column, but not the salient comparison:
The colour of people’s skins isn’t the problem, of course. The danger lies in a clash of ethnic and religious cultures against a background of broken families. London is already well on the way to turning into a US city, with sprawling black ghettos and a semi-invisible network of foreign white gangs: organised crime from Eastern Europe, one of the most powerful forces in the world today, has only just begun to flex its muscles in Britain.Surely nobody in their right mind would want their city to be a US city, where meeting for lunch even now is impossible.