A top British official has said the UK government should set a target date everybody England to speak English. Dame Louise Casey is an expert social welfare and community interaction. She said a "common language" would help to "heal rifts Britain". Ms Casey has been a long-time critic successive governments, who she deems have failed to focus integration in an ever-increasingly multicultural Britain. She said politicians had continually failed to keep with the "unprecedented pace and scale of immigration" the past decade. She said that many communities were becoming increasingly divided, and a lack ability in English was a key factor creating division.
The UK's Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid, revealed that 770,000 people who live England either speak no English whatsoever or hardly any. He warned that to 70 per cent those whose English skills were lacking were women, mostly Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities. He said these women were great risk from inequality and discrimination. Ms Casey said: "Everybody working age and of school age should be able to speak one language, and I think the public particular would feel some relief." Opponents Ms Casey's views say England should be proud to be a multi-lingual country and not force people to learn English if they have no desire to.