Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Quotation of the day for June 5, 2012

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Quotation of the Day for June 5, 2012

"What is the story of the British monarchy, if not that of a thousand years of immigration and integration? It has rebranded its Norman, Dutch and German origins into sturdy English oak. In this, it resembles most of the main sources of modern British pride -- literature and history, sport and science, the NHS and the army, too. The fear is always that the foreign infusion will make us less us, but that isn't how we think about tea, or fish and chips, or curry, or the Christmas trees popularised by the German Prince Albert. We don't even think of the Queen as having married an immigrant, so well integrated into British life has her Greek-Danish prince become."

- Sunder Katwala, former head of the Fabian Society.


Submitted by: Terry Labach
Jun. 4, 2012

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