One of Emile Durkheim’s primary theories about society was that, although societies would advance themselves in various ways through the Division of Labor, they would also develop too much diversity – which would lead to a lack of integrity in the social structure. Problems caused by too much diversity could be argued as reflected by language or cultural barriers in industrialized countries with multiple groups of immigrants. Britain is an example of this type of country. This article addresses the issue of diversity, although it addresses the problem on a scale more economic than cultural: http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/features/too-diverse-david-goodhart-multiculturalism-britain-immigration-globalisation This article is addressing the ‘problem’ of diversity from the perspective of the British political progressive; specifically, what is implied to be an inherent conflict between diversity and solidarity. The argument follows that the desire of the British state to be economically progressive, in this context through socioeconomic welfare programs, is not as simple in a diverse society as it is in a homogeneous society. The problem arises from the desire to maintain solidarity (which almost requires homogeneity of cultural values) alongside the ethnic and cultural diversity that already exists within England. If there is to be a program such as welfare, then the separate (and possibly opposing) values may lead individuals to buck the system. This article also supports Durkheim’s theory of Division of Labor, in that the waves of immigration into England over the past sixty years have caused separations of more than just class and region, as was previously the case, but also separations of labor movements, which it states are weaker in the presence of ‘significant religious or ethnic divisions’. This can also be witnessed in America, where there is a limited welfare state, but still disapproval of its existence. The basis for this objection may be founded in the high levels of sociocultural diversity within the nation, and the aforementioned accompanying barriers of language and cultural values.