Immigrants will now be required to learn English before being allowed into Britain. All I have to say is, why the FUCK are the limeys beating US to it. If NOTHING else - no matter what other entitlement programs you want to give immigrants - this should be the bare minimum here. I've encountered individuals who have been here, living in America, continually, for going on two DECADES (well over half of my life), who still can't speak any more English than the day they got here. That's fucking ridiculous. Kudos to Gordon Brown for actually supporting this. I wish to god our politicians here would have the sam sort of stones, but nowadays, everyone is too terrified of being perceived as racists by a *minority* (no pun intended) of the populace to get anything done.