Household Worker Trips up Britain’s Immigration Minister By: JENNY ANDERSON The British immigration minister has resigned after revealing that his house cleaner of six years was living in the country illegally. A man name Mr. Harper, who had been leading a restriction on illegal immigration in Britain, was an important part of a “go home” campaign. Immigration is the action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country. Immigration is an increasingly fractious issue in Britain. In 2010, Mr. Cameron pledged to reduce the number of new immigrants “by tens of thousands” by 2015, from the 200,000 a year expected under current trends. He is facing pressure from his Conservative Party as well as from the U.K. Independence Party, which is anti-immigrant and anti-European Union. The Independence Party is expected to gain traction in European parliamentary elections this year. In the UK, the immigration debate is about agreeing on a common vision for the future. Britain today seems to have a collective guilt about its once ‘glorious’ Empire. Post-Empire Brits sense some sort of duty to solve the world’s problems. Perhaps one of the country’s ways of coming to terms with the Empire has been to throw open the doors to economic migrants and refugees from all over the world. In America, immigration is a controversial issue. The British are, on the whole, a suspicious people warmhearted at an individual level, but worried about change and frequently wedded to the idea that things were better when we did it the old-fashioned way. To an extent, this is understandable in a country that so values tradition. We have a limited land mass, and the economy and population are skewed toward one region – the southeast. Britain is therefore bound to be more suspicious of incomers than a vast nation literally built by “incomers.” I believe it is imperative that proper preparation is made within the communities most affected by immigration, and that programs are...
Use Sources 1, 2 and 3 and your own knowledge.
Do you agree with the view that the 1950s can be seen as a period of great prosperity for the people of Britain? Explain your answers using Sources 1, 2 and 3 and your own knowledge. (40 marks)
In my opinion, the 1950s cannot be seen as a period of prosperity for the people of Britain for a number of reasons which I will explain further on. I believe that source 1 mainly agrees with the above statement, however, there are some areas in the source which can display ways in which the source doesn’t fully agree with the above statements. Source 2 also, somewhat agrees with the above question, however, there are a greater number of aspects of the question which can imply that the statement is not 100% true. Source 3 is the source which mostly disagrees with the above question for a number of reasons.
I believe that the 1950s were not years of great prosperity for the people in Britain for a number of reasons. Firstly, although source 1 states that the British people ‘have never had it so good’ it can be interpreted that this account could be considered as being somewhat biased as it is a speech made by Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in July 1957 during a Conservative Party rally in Bedford which means that all that is said in the rally is to ensure that all the supporters of the party are pleased with the progress that is being made. As it is...
... History of early Britain
The early existence of people on the British Isles are described as prehistoric and referred to as unwritten history of Britain. The geographical position of the land was both a blessing and a problem: on the one hand the insular position protected the country from invasions, on the other – the lowland facing the continent always invited invasions. Britain has not always been an island. After the end of the last ice age the temperature rose and the ice cap melted, flooding the lower – lying land that is now under the North Sea and the English Channel. About 3000 years bc. the British Isles were inhabited by a people who came to be known as the Iberians. They probably came from either the Iberian peninsula or even from North African coast. They were small, dark and long – headed people and may be the forefathers of dark haired inhabitants of Wales and Cornwall today. After 2400 bc new groups of people arrived from Europe. They were round -headed and strongly built, taller. These people were called the beaker people because they could make clay mugs or beakers. They brought with them from Europe a new cereal, barley, which could grow anywhere.
Around 700 bc, another group of people called the Celts began to arrive. Many of them were tall, had fair hair and blue eyes. The Celtic tribes called the Picts penetrated into the north, At first...
...Exam Dialogue №1
Holiday Making in GreatBritain
Gv: Excuse me, is this seat free? May I sit down here?
Ul: Sure. Sit down, please.
Gv: So, is this your first visit to England?
Ul: Yes! It’s my first time here.
Gv: Where have you already been in England?
Ul: I went to London a couple of weeks ago. And there I saw an advertisement about Youth Hostel Association and decided to joint it immediately.
Gv: Wow!!! That’s great. And I’ve been a member of YHA for 2 years.
Ul: Do you like traveling with YHA?
Gv: Like isn’t the right word. I love it here! You know, it’s really great that there is the organization which aims at encouraging young people to spend their holidays exploring the countryside. I believe that it is much better than staying at home or lying in the sun without any activity. Moreover, if one belongs to YHA the prices for staying a night at a hostel are very cheap.
Ul: Oh, I see. When I was came to the office of YHA they told me that the only thing I have to do about the money is to pay the annual subscription to the Association. Thus, little money will be enough to eat and sleep at any hostel.
Gv: Right you are! Do you know why the prices are low? Because all the members are expected to look after themselves and there is nobody to wait upon them. But the most surprising thing is that all sorts of houses have been changed in Youth hostels: farm-houses, cottages and even castles!
...not entirely about being born in Britain or even the British flag. Many people argue that being British has its own characteristics in comparison to being French or Italian etc., and this is true. Although residents of Britain will all have different personalities and identities according to their background, their Britishness will distinguish that they are British people and this forms the basis of a national identity and explains British culture. If you were to ask residents of Britain to describe themselves, they will do so in many different ways, and will always reference back to family and friends, all of which play a part in defining a British identity. Identities are socially constructed throughout life and each individual will have their own unique identity so therefore not every person in Britain will have the same mundane identity. Therefore to identify an overall national identity, Britain over time has grew to become a very modern and diverse society and also the political desire to define what Britishness is today (Clarke, 2009, p209-214).
“In the United Kingdom, national identity and citizenship do not always mean the same thing”, this information is provided by the Home office, (Home office cited in Clarke, 2009, p210). This statement gives a contemporary view of the British identity and helps define what exactly Britishness is. This statement then goes on and talks about how people...
...McDonald’s GreatBritain – Turn Around
New menus, improve services, advertising, opening new stores, closing others, and refurbishing others have propelled McDonald’s U.S. back into an active growth cycle after experiencing a slack period in 2003 and 2004 – U.S. sales have climbed for 40 straight months. Sales in GreatBritain have not shown a similar movement. Sales at McDonald’s 1,235 British outlets have been slughish for years, and the reasons are numerous. New chain such as Yo! Sushi and Nando’s Chicken Restaurants, which features spicy Portuguese chicken, have outpaced McDonald’s. Operators such as U.S.-based Subway Restaurant are pulling in customers with fresh salads and sandwiches on foccacia bread. Starbucks has made McDonald’s outlets look sterile and out-of-date. And the 2001 scare over mad cow disease, along with concerns about rising obesity, make things worse.
In part because of lackluster performance in GreatBritain, McDonald’s European operations- the second biggest market after America, responsible for about 30 percent of profits, have suffered. In 2005, European sales fell 0.7 percent, while U.S. sales grew 4.7 percent. Further, same-store sales for European restaurants open more than a year registeres a 3 percent decline.
To give you a flavor of what McDonald’s U.K. faces, here are observations about McDonald’s Britain.
COMMENTS FROM VARIOUS...
AP U.S. History
19 October 2014
Independence from GreatBritain?
In 1763, all British subject celebrated their victory over the French in the Great War.
Sadly, this celebration did not last long, as Britain’s national debt started to increase by more
than seventy-five percent. Parliament started to demand more taxes from subjects at home, but
expected the colonists in North America to bear more of the taxes, because British troops were
supplied on the frontier for the colonists protection. Parliament passed the Sugar Act of 1764,
and the Stamp Act the following year. These acts caused the colonists to revolt and reacted with
fury, while some just stayed silence. The Sugar and Stamp Acts marked Parliament’s very first
attempt to tax the colonists for trade and other regulations that happened solely within the
colonies. Colonists did not oppose to the fact that they had to pay partially for their defense,
however, the fact the Parliament placed these acts directly on them, angered the colonists. Many
believed that they had not been represented in Parliament and argued that they should not be
taxed without their consent. Others, believed that the colonies were virtually represented. So
which eighteenth century writers truly wanted potential independence from GreatBritain; which
wanted to remain under Britain rule?
The Sugar Act placed a tax on sugar, molasses, and...
...The English people like animals very much. Pet: dogs, cats, horses, ducks, canaries, chickens and other friends of men have a much better life in Britain, than anywhere else. In Britain they have special dog shops, selling food, clothes and other things for dogs.
There are dog hair-dressing saloons and dog cemeteries. The English arrange dogs' shows and organize dogs' supper parties for winners of dogs' competitions.
Lots of families in GreatBritain have got one or more pets. Dogs are the favourite pets and there are about 6 million of them in GreatBritain. The second favourite are cats (about 5 millions) and the third favourite is a bird - budgie*. Some families do not keep cats or dogs. They keep other animals as pets in their homes. There are more than 12 million pets in Britain. The English take good care of their pets. They give them nice names:
TOP DOG NAMES:
1. Molly (24)
2. Max (29)
3. Charlie (10)
4. Holly (26)
5. Poppy (30)
7. Alfie (16)
8. Jack (1)
9. Sam (8)
10. Barney (-)
TOP CAT NAMES:
1. Molly (24)
2. Charlie (10)
3. Tigger (-)
4. Poppy (30)
5. Oscar (47)
6. Smudge (-)
7. Millie (20)
8. Daisy (25)
9. Max (29)
10. Jasper (-)
When they speak of their pets, they say, "he" or "she", not "it". The English give their pets nice food to eat. They buy food for their pets in pet shops. The English are pet lovers.
In recent years the...
...Summary of the Problem McDonalds spacious Britain experienced a great deal of hardships and changes. McDonalds US sales have steadily change magnitude but GreatBritain has not shown any significant increase. The solid ground for the sluggish sales is because of new chains such as Yo! sushi and Nandos Chicken Restaurants which tickled the GreatBritains taste. An issue in the fast food industry is the mad cow sc are. at that place are some comments about McDonalds GreatBritain standardised a guy just go to McDonalds for a last resort, the texture, the taste and the feel of the burger was different than before. Also, passel are becoming more health conscious. There was also a lawsuit with McDonalds and two green peace activists. For teenagers, McDonalds appeal to their taste thats why McDonalds UK profit 118 Million (in Euro). Lastly, the company monitors news articles and television references. In GreatBritain, they have been rated either as negative or deaf(p). They have taken these comments and certain steps to reverse the trend. They developed new menus composed of salads, grilled chicken and fruits. Their burgers and original menus were modify to suit their audiences taste.
They also developed new recipes. They informed people about their foods dietary information. They also got Destinys fry to advertise for the new salad line...