'British Values' is an Imaginary and Racist Construct

We shouldn't include anything about 'British Values'. 

There can't possibly exist such a thing as shared British values and any attempt to define such a thing would be exclusionary and would encourage discrimination.

 

Fiona Condon Apr 5, 2015

Maybe just leave out the word 'British'?

Salka Margrét Sigurðardóttir Apr 7, 2015

I can assure you that this section in the Constitution will not be called 'British values'. It will only be called 'Values'. This will include values that he people and citizens of the UK share. I don't thing it is racist or exclusionary, because it is what everyone can agree upon, not just those who are originally 'British'. 

Faisal Ahmed Apr 7, 2015

Have suggested the following as an opening statement...Ideals not exclusive to the UK , but some thing the people of the UK would be happy to adopt:

"Britain is a pluralist tolerant democracy underpinned by respect for personal freedom and equality for all."

Cecilia Rossler Apr 8, 2015

Sceptic Optimist, while I like your suggestion, this idea seems to have been intended simply to exclude the concept 'British values' rather than suggest what should be there instead. So it seems in this case, no clause is necessary, but simply not using the term 'British values'. 

Salka Margrét Sigurðardóttir Apr 8, 2015

I think your suggestions is really good. I think however we should make use of it in another place than in this posted idea, since the idea 'British values is an Imaginary and racist conduct' is not really a suggestion about a provision but rather an opinion. 

I think the sentence "Britain is a pluralist tolerant democracy underpinned by respect for personal freedom and equality for all " could fit really well within the idea called 'The value of integration'. What do you think ScepticOptimist? 

Here you can find it: https://constitutionuk.com/post/101066

Faisal Ahmed Apr 8, 2015

Thanks Salka - will do

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