Eric Pickles suggested we publish documents only in English in article about ‘50 ways to sensible saving’

In February 2012, communities secretary Eric Pickles wrote in an article about “50 ways to sensible saving”.

He wrote: “Stop translating documents into foreign languages: only publish documents in English. Translation undermines community adhesion by encouraging segregation.

“Similarly, do not give community grants to organisations that promote segregation or division in society.”

He further stated that “stopping these services of translation and interpretation into foreign languages will provide further incentives for all migrant communities to learn English, which is the basis for an individuals ability to progress in British society”.

It is worth noting that neither I or Mr Pickles quote a political party.

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