Invictus_88. We have always had those influence and they have added greatly to our nation, but they have been the result of managable immigration from cultures similar to our own. All cultures absorb and adapt. Britain was best described as a race of 'energetic mongrels' in my schoolboy atlas. The difference is that now, the incoming cultures are forming ghettos and failing to integrate, and it makes it harder now since many of those cultures are very different to our own. It's one thing to watch the design of your churches change as they are influenced by the French or Italians, but a step change to see them replaced by mosques. What's happening now are very big changes, in that they cannot be absorbed into our culture easily if at all.