A s I write, highly civilised human beings are flying overhead, trying to kill me. Though at times he writes of England, he tends to use England and Britain interchangeably. Writing in London at the height of the Blitz, Orwell explains why it's worth fighting for the Britain of "smoky towns and winding roads, green fields and red pillar boxes". Everyone who tries to define Britishness ends up making a list.
V alues. The eternal principles on which our sense of self depends. The moral code that runs through our character like words in a stick of rock. The standards of behaviour that have stood the test of time. If that sounds like a crowd-pleasing conference speech, the kind politicians give to make party members go all misty-eyed, it certainly could be.
Fundamental British Values underpin what it is to be a citizen in a modern and diverse Great Britain valuing our community and celebrating diversity of the UK. Fundamental British Values are not exclusive to being British and are shared by other democratic countries as a way of creating an orderly society, where individual members can feel safe, valued and can contribute for the good of themselves and others. These will mirror the principles and values of Total People and all the work areas that we support. These will occur throughout your programme and will be promoted by the staff with whom you come into contact. A culture built upon freedom and equality, where everyone is aware of their rights and responsibilities.