The Sun myView: Our diverse communities are our secret weapon

By Baroness Warsi

BRITAIN is in a global economic race. But we have a secret weapon — our diverse communities.

They’re people with worldwide business networks, cultural insight and endless talent.

It’s estimated our economy misses out on billions by failing to make the most of ethnic minorities. Yet half of people polled in one survey thought they were bad for the economy.

Try telling that to people like my dad, who helped rebuild this country after the war.

And to the millions who contribute to British society today.

To help more play their part, we must kick down barriers — help people learn English, ask them to sign up to our British values and boot intolerance and bigotry out of Britain.