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In search of British values 2

Writers and intellectuals respond to the government's call for a statement of British values—page 2

By prospect   October 2007

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Ian Jack Journalist

I would be wary of trying to articulate “British values” other than by putting some flesh on the bones of the green paper’s paragraph 204: that Britain is a society based on laws that reflect the rights of citizens, including the right to participate in the making of these laws, and the responsibilities that go with the rights, and so on. “Values” are quite hard things to pin down—even as gifted and thoughtful a writer as…

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