Saturday, April 29, 2006
Amongst the errors it quotes are these:
Claim: Describing the fighter pilots in the second world war, Winston Churchill said: "Never in the course of human conflict have so many owed so much to so few."
Fact: He actually said: "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."
Claim: Queen Mary "came to the throne with Spanish support".
Fact: Mary defeated Lady Jane Grey's bid to usurp the throne with a huge wave of English support
Claim: Great Britain includes Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man
Fact: The United Kingdom includes Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. Great Britain is made up of England, Wales and Scotland.
Claim: Charles II was recalled from exile in France
Fact: He was recalled from Holland
If this is the level and depth of knowledge that is required to be a British citizen then I can see a lot of people born, bred and educated here failing the test.
labour are really starting to lose the plot, the beeb have just reported that drugs have been found in john reid's house