As the woes and troubles of the Eurozone continue to dominate the news around the globe the Guardian newspaper has put together a quiz to ask us how European we feel.
The quiz asks you to pick which statement out of four about Europe you identify most with. Some of them are easy, but some of them are also very difficult. For instance:
I look upon European summits:
I came out as Euro-paean which put me in line with 37% of respondents. Where do you come?
Hot on the heels of their quiz testing how European you are, the Guardian has asked 100 people across the country - What does being British mean to you?
This year Britain will see the Queen’s diamond jubilee, the Olympics and changes to the citizenship test as well as a vote on Scottish independence on the horizon. So there is perhaps no better time to ask - what does being British mean to you?
The national identity of any country is a hard thing to define but in the UK, where immigration continues to be a divisive issue, there are ever more voices to hear. If you ask people in the UK what they consider their national identity to be it is likely that you will get a different answer for every person you ask. A group of people may all say they are British, but they will also tell you that their family are from Scotland, England, or somewhere outside of the UK. Others may say they are just from one country and don’t feel British.
What do you think though? You are all people hoping to join the British nation so do you agree with the people the Guardian spoke to? Do the 100 people in this article make you proud and happy to be working towards becoming part of the British nation?
With technology and media bringing so much more of the world to our homes every day the national identity of countries will be more and more in peoples’ minds. Do we run the risk of losing it or will it strengthen as the world becomes more closely interlinked? Do migrants bring richness and diversity to the British culture or are they partly responsible for changing it? If things are changing, are they changing for the worse or the better?
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