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The Casey Review is an ill-conceived intervention

The report on “opportunity and integration” lacks rigour

By Oliver Kamm   January 2017

General view of Shepherd's Bush market in west London ©Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

Probably not even Nigel Farage’s closest friends would claim that a grasp of detail is his most salient characteristic. In tweeting this morning that Louise Casey’s review into opportunity and integration was “excellent” and “much of what I have been saying for years,” Farage may have been judging the report without the benefit of reading it.

I have read the report, however. It is indeed the type of document that would appeal to…

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