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Friday, 17 December 2004

The government's idea of what it means to be British ...

A 100+ page handbook called A Life in the UK, will be used as part of the 'Britishness test' for immigrants who want to become UK citizens. Ten of the things it is said we all need to know are listed here.

I daresay it won't do any actual harm, but I doubt if forcing immigrants to learn, parrot fashion, this load of 'tosh' (click on 't' then scroll down the page) will do much good either. Now that is a genuinely British word which everyone in Britain needs to know as it can be applied to so much of what our government does.

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