From the Spectator ;
" We are, through empire, the original multi-ethnic state"
We had a multi-ethnic Empire, but the UK as an "original" multi-ethnic state is less than 40 years old. The 1954 cabinet papers show that "David Maxwell-Fyfe, the Home Secretary, gave a figure of 40,000 compared to 7,000 before the Second World War".
A couple of days ago my 14 year old son and I viewed on Youtube the wonderful Panorama report on the Kop at Anfield - filmed in 1964.
"Dad", he said as he watched, "where are all the black people ?"