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4 August 2016, 14:27
Nick Rages At Segregated Swimming Sessions Aimed At Muslims
"We don't live like this in the West!" Nick is furious at the idea of a swimming pool holding men-only sessions for cultural reasons.
A Luton swimming pool is running segregated sessions for men and women in order to appease some Muslims - Nick is absolutely furious at the idea.
Women are banned from sessions that are aimed at Muslim men using the Inspire Sports Village pool. During those sessions, women aren't allowed in the Olympic-sized pool, being forced to use the smaller community pool.
Nick got properly wound up by this on his LBC show this morning, even banging the desk as he laid out why he feels it's so wrong.
"It's not because it's Muslims getting their way. It's not that that does it for me, at all.
"It's that we don't live like this in the West!"
He continued: "You come to this country, if you're born in this country, if you want to continue to practice your faith, fantastic.
"Mosques? Absolutely. Not a problem, not a problem.
"But we are in the West, so we're all going to swim together. If you have a problem with that, you need to look at whether you're in the right spot.
"Segregation is wrong under any circumstances.
"Apply that to anything else. We're going to have Welsh-only swimming. We're going to have black and mixed-race only swimming. We're going to have Labour-voting only swimming.
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