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The motto of the United Kingdom have voiced the common people

November 14 2007
02:22

In the UK, at the initiative of Prime Minister Gordon Brown carried out a survey of citizens to know what the motto under which the country lives. To do this, visit the electronic version of the national newspaper The Times that citizens can offer the option motto of not more than five words.

The results surprised the researchers. It turned out that patriotism is not inherent to all citizens of the state. The British, along with the "Great people, great country, Great Britain," "Courage, reason, humanity, democracy, monarchy" and "What a courageous and fair country," offered and less happy, like "Pride does not extend to any good."

The most common slogan was "Taxation without representation is tyranny" - that was the slogan began in his time fighting for American independence. And also - "create a hero - destroyed the Labour Party" and "Our government no longer listens".

Among the slogans can be drawn up by the British to find and even more drastic options: "Lying in the post-colonial miasma", "Drinking continues until morale does not improve," "Our glass is half empty."

However, in the opinion of voters, most fully reflects the reality of Britain's motto is "Alcoholics, fat men, bingo, ASBO, Tesco": many residents eat and drink, hooligans (for which he received ASBO - injunction against anti-social behavior), gamble and the crowd in the supermarkets Tesco, says RBC.

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