If I were devising a citizenship test for Great Britain, I can think of some things I would ask. Broadly, I would ask about her history (what makes Britain British?), her form of government (details about Parliamentary Democracy), and the duties of a citizen.
But you see, I’m not writing the test one needs to take to become a British citizen. Instead, the Labour government has written that test. Labour’s role in the process means that, while there are a few historical or civics questions thrown in, your average test taker needs to know how many Brits are drug users, when women got the right to divorce, how many black people are in Britain, how many single parent homes Britain has, when people become eligible for government welfare, how many immigrants have come from Southeast Asia (that means Pakistan), etc. The test has everything to do with reassuring Southeast Asian and African immigrants that they are not alone, instructing them on welfare and child labor laws, and giving them info about British substance abuse.
In other words, the test is an insane measurement of what it means to be a British citizen, and a very good guidebook to how to game the British welfare system. It’s a very good indicator of the canker that is socialism, isn’t it?
(Thanks to Mr. Smith for correcting my geographic confusion. I should have known better or, at least, been more careful.)Email This Post To A Friend
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