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We’re not drifting into segregation, we’re hurtling perilously towards it A growing mood of society.

After the 7/7 terror attacks, Trevor Phillips, then the head of the Commission for Racial Equality, issued a stark warning. “We are sleepwalking our way to segregation,” he declared. “We’ve emphasised what divides us over what unites us. We have allowed tolerance of diversity to harden into effective isolation of communities, in which some people think special separate values ought to apply.”

Sixteen years later, optimists will point to the minorities reaching the top of UK business and government. The Business Secretary is black, the