Douglas Murray: ‘I’d sensed for a long time we were doing something crazy to Europe’

Terrorism and the scale of immigration mean “public attitudes are moving only in one direction everywhere”.

France has the biggest problem with Islamic extremism, he says: “… no doubt … it’s got all sorts of things, even more wrong than everyone else has …”

But it, like America, has a strong civic identity that has helped it cope with attacks – Britain, he says, does not have such an identity.