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Home secretary Theresa May failed to outline some #BritishValues - Twitter lended a helping hand


By John McCarthy | Media editor

May 13, 2015 | 10 min read

UK home secretary Theresa May has vowed to defend ‘British values’ announcing a bill targeting radicalisation and extremism.

As a result however, Twitter had fun defining exactly what a ‘British value’ is - something May struggled to do when speaking to BBC Radio 4 Today.

She said the government wants to "bring people together to ensure we are living together as one society," with "measures such as banning orders for groups and disruption orders for individuals... actively trying to promote this hatred and intolerance which can lead to division in our society and undermines our British values."

"But it will be part of a bigger picture, a strategy which will also have as a key part of it actually promoting our British values, our values of democracy, rule of law, tolerance and acceptance of different faiths."

Twitter users issued mock proclamations of what ‘Britishness’ really is, announcing the values which should be enshrined in UK law…

There were a LOT of tea posts. Tetley promised tea every hour, on the hour.

It got political...

Surely we have more to offer than the cheeky Nandos?

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