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    Failed to get "the winner was “No Motto Please"

    Please rewrite it in more details.

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    A quixotic exercise in self-branding, during which the then-Labour government thought to unite the country by coming up with what it called a British “statement of values,” devolved into near-farce a few years ago when the public greeted it with ridicule rather than enthusiasm. The Times of London mischievously sponsored a motto-writing contest; the winner was “No Motto Please, We’re British.”

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    Re: Failed to get "the winner was “No Motto Please"

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
    Please rewrite it in more details.

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    A quixotic exercise in self-branding, during which the then-Labour government thought to unite the country by coming up with what it called a British “statement of values,” devolved into near-farce a few years ago when the public greeted it with ridicule rather than enthusiasm. The Times of London mischievously sponsored a motto-writing contest; the winner was “No Motto Please, We’re British.”

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/28/sp...nted=2&_r=1&hp
    We don't want a motto,it is not British to want a motto.

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    Re: Failed to get "the winner was “No Motto Please"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    We don't want a motto,it is not British to want a motto.
    All the while "No Motto Please, We’re British" serves as a motto?

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    Re: Failed to get "the winner was “No Motto Please"

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
    All the while "No Motto Please, We’re British" serves as a motto?

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    Re: Failed to get "the winner was “No Motto Please"

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
    All the while "No Motto Please, We’re British" serves as a motto?
    Exactly. Good old British humour. Irony. Sarcasm. Whatever you want to call it. Of course, we would hate to draw attention to ourselves!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Failed to get "the winner was “No Motto Please"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Exactly. Good old British humour. Irony. Sarcasm. Whatever you want to call it.
    In this forum I always follow my self-imposed rule - I never use the words 'always' or 'never'.

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