11 October 2011

Displacement activity

Distasteful populism from Mr Cameron.  The Independent reports:

Foreign nationals could soon have to take a test on British history before they are granted a UK passport after David Cameron set out moves to toughen up requirements for citizenship....
 "There's a whole chapter in the citizenship handbook on British history. But, incredibly, there are no questions on British history in the test," he said."Instead you'll find questions on the roles and powers of the main institutions of Europe and the benefits system within the UK. So we are going to revise the whole test and put British history and culture at the heart of it."

This from the expensively educated Prime Minister who thought that the Americans were our World War II allies in 1940.

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