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We mustn't teach our kids to be British. How silly is that? Is it just me,or are we as a nation allowing ourselves to be converted to "barmy-ism"? According to the newly elected chairperson (groan) of the NUT (what a perfect anacronym), it is undesirable and dare I say it RACIST to teach compulsorily all immigrants the values of "Britishness".
It is precisely this "Britishness" that has welcomed all creeds and cultures into Britain.
Hang on a minute there. It is precisely this "Britishness" that has welcomed all creeds and cultures into Britain. Why would a foreign person wanting to come and live here desire anything other than and tolerant understanding (by comparison) community?
Britishness in its original true form has shaped the world for hundreds of years rightly or wrongly, depending on your view. But that aside, any foreigners coming to live permanently in this or any country for that matter, need to understand the ways of that country.
I was a foreigner myself where I worked and lived in Saudi Arabia around 25 years ago. I needed to know their ways and adapt, otherwise I would have been deported or possibly something worse. Also, I wonder why the Prime Minister of Australia John Howard is re-elected with such regularity. Could it be something to do with his no nonsense approach to immigration? Australia welcomes all, but this country has values and laws that are for Australians. You are welcome to live in the country as long as you abide by them.
Are we British really that bad?
When are we going to get a politician in this once great country to stand up and be counted? Why should we not teach these values to all our youngsters? Are we British really that bad?