French PM wants ‘settlement policy’ to break up those ghettos that don’t exist

Valls has made a link between the January 7-9 attacks by three radicals, who killed 17 people, and inequality. The three assailants were all from deprived housing projects.

Earlier this week, the man who was mayor of the tough multicultural Paris suburb of Evry for 11 years said parts of France were riddled with “territorial, social and ethnic apartheid”.

His remarks sparked a torrent of indignation in a country that prides itself on its commitment to equality.

Undeterred, Valls put forward the idea of a “settlement policy” on Thursday, without giving details of what it would entail.


Forced integration? Oh yea that’ll work.

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  • Hard Little Machine

    Replace old ghettos with new reservations?

    • tom_billesley

      They’ll keep the old ghettos and add satellite ghettos.
      When cancer does it, it’s called metastasis.

  • Jason

    It seems like this guy is one step ahead of the majority of his colleagues: he at least seems to have moved beyond the denial phase and to recognition of there being a huge problem with immigration/social cohesion.
    But as BCF notes, forced integration just won’t work. Halting all muslim immigration would be a start, but that would only *begin* addressing the problem. Other measures would then be needed.