multicultural Britain MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY - it's a society, where people with different religions, nationalities, languages and ethnicities are living together - it's a society with freedom in view to religions, nationalities the people there, are living and working together - it's a society, where people are learning about the other cultures Britain is known for its multiculturalism BUT: there are lots of discussions if the multiculturalism really works or whether it failed melting pot vs salad bowl Chinese Irish Italian Irish Italian exican Russian exican ssian AMERICAN SALAD BOWL metaphor for the way a multicultural society can integrate different cultures while maintaining their separate identities MELTING POT metaphor for a heterogeneous society becoming more homogeneous → they have abandoned their cultures to become totally assimilated into one society MULTICULTURAL BRITAIN pros & cons multicultural society PROS - diverse knowledge and experience → improve of trade, creativity and innovation for the country economic growth, immigrants bring new skills in the business - ethnic restaurants attract tourists - understanding other people; lets us know how to get along or interact with people from different cultures - learn new languages - get to know other religions and traditions - different opinions and solution - a lot of changes in the Education → children learn about different perspectives and reduce racial discrimination - high skilled workforce with a mix of cultural experience CONS - religions conflicts - language barrier; barrier in communication - difficult to deal with different cultures and understanding their believes and norms - fear among the individuals that...
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they may lose their original culture and identity - different cultures bring a lot of changes - children from ethnic minority culture may take longer to be accustomed to the local culture - risk of social conflicts, due to different beliefs, practices and ethnic rituals 2013 2015 THE David Cameron Conservative promises to hold a party wins the referendum about Britain's absolute membership in the EU majority 2016 Cameron recommends Britain's remain in the EU BUT: 52% vote for the "Brexit" Cameron resigns B ⓇEXOO 2017 many unsuccessful negotiations New prime Minister: Theresa May Exit procedure and the negotiations begin GENERAL FACTS 2019 Theresa May resigns "No-Deal-Brexit"? New prime minister: Boris Johnson 2020 European Commission and Britain agree on a Trade and Cooperation Agreement the British exit out of the EU - cause: a referendum on 23rd June 2016 > leave won by 52% to 48% - very controversial 2021 Britain is no longer part of the EU - was a member of the EU since 1973 - did not join the monetary union → they don't have the euro - did not sign the Schengen Agreement → permits travelling without border control between 25 European countries - June 23rd, 2016 > Brexit referendum → England an Wales voted for the Brexit → Scotland and Northern Ireland voted against the Brexit