Citizenship Test: Immigrants Must Learn the National Anthem

Telegraph (London), July 1, 2012

Immigrants wanting to live in the UK will have to learn the first verse of the National Anthem as part of new citizenship tests.

They will also be tested on their knowledge of key historical facts and characters, including the Beatles, William Shakespeare and Florence Nightingale.

Theresa May, the Home Secretary, plans to rewrite Labour’s Life in the UK handbook to replace sections on how to claim benefits and the merits of the Human Rights Act with questions about British inventions and discoveries, including television, radar, DNA and the internet, as well as cultural landmarks such as the publication of the King James Bible.

The new guide is expected to describe Britain as a “fantastic place to live; a modern thriving society with a long and illustrious history.”

It will also include questions on topics such as Winston Churchill, the Magna Carta and the English Civil War, as well as sections on the artists Gainsborough, Turner and Constable as well as writers such as Jane Austen and Charles Dickens.

Poetry and historical battles, including Trafalgar, will also be mentioned.

For the first time, immigrants will be told: “historically, the UK is a Christian country”.

The current 45-minute Citizenship Test was introduced by Labour in 2005 to ensure migrants who wanted to become Britons had sufficient knowledge of the country they were settling in.

It includes questions about customs and practicalities in Britain, the legal system and the role of the monarch, parliament and the government.

But it faced criticism from the outset because despite candidates being asked to read a chapter on the country’s history they were told they would not be tested on it.

Instead they were quizzed on topics such as the make-up of the European Union, how to claim benefits and even how to buy a round in a pub.

Last year, however, in a speech on immigration, David Cameron pledged to improve the test.

A Home Office spokesman said: “Putting our culture and history at the heart of the citizenship test will help ensure those permanently settling can understand British life, allowing them to properly integrate into our society.”

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  • IstvanIN

    LOL!  You expect non-white, non-Christians to sing God Save the Queen with any sense of respect for the monarch or love for the United Kingdom?  To respect your history and culture?  To not want to replace your God and your Sovereign with some eight-armed “god” or child raping “prophet”?  Grow up, game over, you gave the kingdom away.

  • The Beatles.  Seriously?

    For the first time, immigrants will be told: “historically, the UK is a Christian country”.

    Oh no.  Hide that from our resident hater of Christians.

  • alltoohuman

    Too little too late.  Britain is screwed.

  • The liberal brain in action…. as if  learning the first verse of the national anthem will somehow create a sense if nationalism in the hordes of third-world browns invading Britain. Whites who embrace multiculturalism and diversity truly are dense.

  • loyalwhitebriton

    The previous God damn awful Labour government resisted, for many years, the introduction of a citizenship test for new additions. When they did introduce a test, it was the most pathetic, anti-British, condescending, politically correct drivel one can imagine; etiquette on ‘buying rounds in a pub’, for Gods sake!
    Now, one might imagine that this is, at least, a step in the right direction. And it is certainly easy to think that. But is it? Britain is an historically white (Anglo-Celtic) and Protestant nation!
    If you aint white and protestant, stay out of the UK!
    OK ?! 

  • How can anyone discuss DNA without He who must not be named anymore?  Maybe Morgan Freeman can fiil in.

  • The third-world brown mongrels pictured above will never be British, no matter what a piece of paper says.

    • The__Bobster

      It doesn’t look much different than an American naturalization ceremony. Both make me want to puke.

  • Whiteyyyyy

    Rearranging the deck chairs

  • IstvanIN

    Watch the real British sing God Save the Queen on any newsreel from the Golden Jubilee.  Look at the expression on the Queen’s face, you can tell she was truly humbled by the outpouring of patriotism and love of her subjects.  Never happen in a brown UK.  They will be too busy killing whites, killing each other and complaining that the monarchy doesn’t represent them.  William, if not Charles, will be the last King of a United Kingdom.  Britain is over.

    • Robert11110

      Either one  would probably marry a muslim woman to ensure the monarchy or probably the calliphate continues.

      • IstvanIN

        Nope.  It is over.  The monarchy, the culture, the country, the whole UK is done.  The English did more to civilize the world than any other group since the Romans, and like the Romans the English will be destroyed by invading savages.  Unlike the Romans, who at least had the Italian peninsula to retreat to, the English have what, the sea?

  • Memorization means NOTHING!!!  Please, Please, Please tell me why a mere uttering of “oaths”, “anthems”, memorization of what have you, became “meaningful”?

  • loyalwhitebriton

    It is, of course, true that Britain was pagan (druidic) before the advent of Christianity. However, Britain was the first European nation to be christianized, and this occured in the first century. By the 6th century there was a well established and authentic Christian church in Britain, which rejected Papal overtures at the Council of Oak 596ad. Whilst there have always been a few Catholics in Britain, there has never been a fully catholic Britain, just an authentic British Christian church which has, at times, assumed Catholic practices (which reached its peak under Henry VIII), only to later abandon such practices (like under Elizabeth I).
    One could argue, justifiably, that Britain was Protestant even before the word “Protestant” had been invented.

  • ageofknowledge

    Good luck with that one. You’re on an island for crying out loud and still you can’t figure it out.

  • It is stupid to include such things on a citizenship test, because they don’t actually define a person’s ethnicity. Nor do knowing this have anything to do with whether someone will be a productive immigrant, a parasite or… a terrorist…

    Citizenships only on paper anyway, there’s no way first generation immigrants can ever belong to a country.