British Muslims and other minorities should celebrate Christmas and the "politically correct brigade" should not interfere, a senior minister will say today.

Baroness Warsi, Britain's first Muslim Cabinet minister, will urge all minorities to "join in" with traditional British festivals.

In an interview with a Sunday newspaper ahead of her speech on integration, the peer added that hospitals and other public services should phase out the use of multilingual forms to help ethnic minorities integrate fully and that school should not employ classroom assistants who cannot speak English.

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