London: A British lawmaker has claimed that new immigrants know more about UK’s heritage than many Britons.
Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary Sadiq Khan said many Britons know “b***** all” about their own country while those coming from abroad can be a lot more clued up.
“One of the frustrations I have is I often meet people who have gone through the citizenship ceremony who are so excited and so enthused and then I’ll be canvassing in my area and there’ll be people who have lived in the same home for three or four or five generations who know b***** all about our heritage,” Khan said.
According to the Daily Express, Khan said that immigrants seeking British citizenship are “excited” to learn about our heritage.
“It frustrates me that you’ve got new citizens who have an obligation to learn about our country but we aren’t doing enough to make sure everyone shares that knowledge,” he said.