The Brit elite has embedded its notion of cultural equivalence deeply into UK immigration law, so undermining the virtues that made the UK free and prosperous. Here’s an example (my emphasis).
Polygamous marriage is flourishing as the Government admits for the first time that nearly a thousand men are living legally with multiple wives in Britain…
The Government has long reassured Parliament that its policy is to prevent the formation of multiple marriages by refusing to allow second wives entry into the country. Under British law, husbands and wives can have only one spouse at a time. Multiple simultaneous marriages constitute bigamy, a criminal offence.
Britain does recognise polygamous marriages that have taken place in countries where the custom is legal, such as Pakistan, Nigeria and India. The Home Office said that multiple wives in polygamous marriages may be allowed into the country as students or tourists.
Officials are advised to let extra wives into Britain even if they suspect that a husband is trying to cheat the system by getting bogus divorces.
“Entry clearance may not be withheld from a second wife where the husband has divorced his previous wife and the divorce is thought to be one of convenience,” an immigration rulebook advises.
“This is so, even if the husband is still living with the previous wife and to issue the entry clearance would lead to the formation of a polygamous household.”…
A husband may claim housing benefit for each wife even if she is abroad, for up to 52 weeks, as long as the absence is temporary and for pressing reasons.
Polygamy, like female genital mutilation, is a damaging practice found in primitive societies.
Of course it devalues women – Ayaan Hirsi Ali movingly describes her mother’s slow destruction after her father took a second wife. It damages kids, since one male must provide for his many children. It reduces genetic diversity, since the genes of just a few men are spread widely. And of course it oppresses those men who now can’t get wives.
So polygamy undermines the rights of man and woman, investment in children, and genetic diversity.
Hence no modern society allows it. In fact it wasn’t allowed in pre-modern Brit society either – even Henry the Eighth had to chop off his wives’ heads before taking another.
So it’s shameful to find the Brit elite promoting this malign practice.