Anyone who has ever studied those who suffer from addiction will tell you 50% of the journey towards a solution is the admission there is a problem in the first place. Where there is an absence of identifying the problem, finding an acceptable outcome is almost impossible.
Last December’s Telegraph and Argus report into segregation in Bradford will come as no surprise to those of us who either live there, or frequent the place for work purposes. The city IS divided – shockingly so. You’ll often hear reports of how parts of Belfast are populated exclusively by either Protestants or Catholics, but how often would you hear a comparable report of Bradford’s divisions between Muslims and non-Muslims? I can’t recall one! And, unlike Belfast, there are virtually no suburbs in Bradford one could call ‘mixed’. In this city, it’s either one or the other.