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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    which bit do you think you know better?
    This bit


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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    We didn't have to do that test to get British citizenship hence loads of British people know feck all about History.
    One of the two questions that I had wrong in the test was %-tage of Catholics in the UK

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    This bit

    you know that was satire don't you? Very clever satire.
    "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

    I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    We didn't have to do that test to get British citizenship hence loads of British people know feck all about History.
    Most of the older generation, you know, those that the Grauniad tells you were the majority of those that voted LEAVE, actually did compulsory history at school.

    Back in those day, you see, it was not considered sacrilegious to be taught about British history, warts and all.

    Once it became trendy to study "Media" and "Humanities" and "Drama" instead, all semblance of pride in our national identity began to drift away.

    That also might explain why so many of the millenials voted REMAIN. Blinkered philistine pig-ignorance of their country's past.

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    The citizenship test is ludicrous. We should be checking that people understand our major laws and believe in our core principles, not asking daft questions about who built the Tower of London etc.

    One test for all makes no sense either. They should vary according to where people come from, focusing on any major differences of laws and cultures from our own.
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    Public sector pay squeeze will continue.
    Combined with negative Brexit effects, that will mean Corbyn will get in.
    History will judge that the Brexit vote set off the acceleration of the end of a once great county.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    you know that was satire don't you? Very clever satire.
    Yes very clever satire, which was actually saying the obvious truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xoggoth View Post
    The citizenship test is ludicrous. We should be checking that people understand our major laws and believe in our core principles, not asking daft questions about who built the Tower of London etc.

    One test for all makes no sense either. They should vary according to where people come from, focusing on any major differences of laws and cultures from our own.
    Bit like the German one I took then...
    If people like Rupert Murdoch, Nigel Farage, George Galloway, Nick Griffin and Marine Le Pen want Britain to leave the EU. Where does that put you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xoggoth View Post
    The citizenship test is ludicrous.
    The test was indeed stupid - basically test of memory, small book to buy and all answers there.

    A better test would be to serve 1 year in the British Army.

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    Mind you, the Swiss one sounds like a bit of a palaver: https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...resident-fails
    If people like Rupert Murdoch, Nigel Farage, George Galloway, Nick Griffin and Marine Le Pen want Britain to leave the EU. Where does that put you?

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