David Cameron’s equality “tsar” has blamed liberal “hand-wringing” and political correctness for preventing abuse in the name of multi-culturalism.
Louise Casey suggested abuses such as forced marriage were being allowed to continue because some officials are more interested in PC language.
Ms Casey, who is leading a Government review of opportunities and segregation among ethnic minorities, indicated that British authorities suffer from a hesitancy to tackle deep-seated problems in some ethnic minority communities.
“Take forced marriage. We let some of that happen because we’re so politically correct in wanting our multi-cultural Britain we forget to talk about equality,” she said.