Even in the rural shires, where I am staying, you cannot escape the Islamisation of Britain.
I have just had a few days in the Cumbrian Lake District and saw several large groups of muslim immigrants, sometimes with the womenfolk wearing burkas and hijabs.
At least they were let out of the house, I guess.
I recall many years ago when working at the Derby Evening Telegraph, writing a front page story called 'Indian Country' which featured the looney left Derbyshire County Council subsidising coach trips to the Peak District so ethnic minorities would learn to enjoy the countryside rather than feel 'intimidated ' by the near 100% ethnic white population that live in the shires.
Anyway, here we are, 15 or so years later and there are obviously sufficient numbers of Indians or muslims or whatever to gather around Windermere in large groups, or hang about the Travelodge in Kendal.
In some some ways it is heartening to see such groups enjoying the delights of a rural Britain built up by its indigenous peoples over the centuries.
The quaint stone houses, the well-kept gardens, the colourful tubs of flowers hanging everywhere.
Which brings me on to Burkas.
French president Nicholas Sarkozy announced a plan to ban them, sparking off a global debate.
And while Gordon Brown will never have the balls to do so, despite having ministers of that name, the issue gained a fair prominence in the media.
There were articles in the Sun and the Daily Mail naturally, interviews on BBC Breakfast and Iain Dale has just blogged a piece on the subject.
As for me, I fully agree with Mr Dale.
Burkas turn women into chattels of their husbands and as others note, there is nothing in the Koran demanding them.
I would also add another reason why Britain as well as Australia and New Zealand should ban the burka, and that is to force a bit more integration from the Muslims into our Western way of life.
For those unhappy with this, well we can always show them the nearest airport.
If such muslim extremists find such Christian societies so objectionable, then why live here.
If they want to live in an Islamist theocracy, there's plenty in the Middle East where they can go!
And yes, when I hear of Briain having 80-odd Sharia Courts, I do despair and can only long for the day when Britain has a government that will stand up for its peoples and culture.
I also hope New Zealand can learn from Britain's mistakes too!