2005-04-03 14:12:13 UTC
prospective immigrants, the purpose of the test apparently being to exclude
any and all applicants from entry into the UK unless they possessed a fairly
detailed knowledge of the customs of the British.
It would appear, rather than making good little Englishmen of the immigrants
after they arrive in England, they now want the Englishness to occur BEFORE
they are allowed into the country.
Surely this approach must violate a tenant or two of the received Socialist
And I must say this proposal does have the stench of redneck, bigoted,
fascist, right wing, racist, conservative, religious nuttery about it.
(Those who live in glass houses, eh?)
However, all Scots might do well to think on this and perhaps establish a
"Scottishness" test to further reduce the number of English Whyte-Settlars
infesting their country.