‘Right-minded’ Richard Hutton scores another hit with his satire on David Cameron’s call for migrant women to be tested on their English language skills – and to be deported if they fall short of the mark.
This is an eminently sensible scheme. I am surprised anybody could find a single fault. If anything, it doesn’t go far enough in its quest to teach foreign-sorts to speak British well, like what natives can.
You can’t be too careful with this sort of thing, either. One moment somebody is dropping the Oxford comma; the next, they mistake ‘Halal meat’ for a greeting popular among Geordies. Then where will it end? With small enclaves of people, living in communities where English isn’t spoken as a first language – if at all. Rumour has it that there are entire neighbourhoods in Wales and Scotland where this circumstance applies. Also, the city of Hull.
In fact, it really is quite brave of David Cameron to confront the issue of sexism among foreign men. It’s truly a day to behold when our Prime Minister bemoans patriarchy. Thankfully, we live in a country where no such circumstance has ever existed – because we simply have better manners in Britain. That’s why as many as 25% of MPs are female – striking a clear equilibrium; and setting the best of examples for citizens of all kinds to follow.
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