Shrill, simplistic, partial and as propagandist as the Olympics themselves. If multiculturalism* is reponsible for the East Germanic goldrush then, by the application of this logic, it becomes responsible for the murder of Shafilea Ahmed, presumably a view Mr Coles and Ms Alibhai-Brown would not wish to promulgate. Personally, I think neither to be true statements.
Anyway, a suggestion for 2016 – do something for the poor sods in Hong Kong who had their UK passports made worthless at the stroke of a Whitehall pen – so that ‘Team GB’ (Ulster, no thank you) can rule the ping-pong as well.
It’s still an empire; however, now, it’s an imploded empire.
(*Assuming Richard Coles’s views to be fairly summed up in the catch-all multiculturalism and being generally pro it).