Tuesday, 5 June 2007

National British Day

A national day to promote a stronger sense of British identity, and prevent communities from becoming more divided, has been suggested by two ministers.
Communities Secretary Ruth Kelly and Immigration Minister Liam Byrne say it could be a new bank holiday.

Ms Kelly told the BBC: "The point of it would be to celebrate the contribution that we all make to society."

In a pamphlet on the plan the ministers also suggest immigrants could have the chance to "earn" British citizenship.

Under a points-based system, credit would be given to migrants for doing voluntary work but lost for breaking the law.

Now I think I've heard everything! ... and of course earning credits will really promote a feeeling of Britishness.