Education Secretary Michael Gove's assertion that new rules could force schools to actively promote "British values" has sent the Twittersphere into a frenzy.
Twitter users took the opportunity to define what they thought those values were using the hashtag #BritishValues.
Some, including political activist Billy Bragg, were less than complementary to Gove and others:
A ruling elite that refuses to define #BritishValues for fear of being forced to uphold them
#BritishValues Sarcasm, satire, and treating Michael Gove with all the respect an education expert like him deserves.
The Queen getting a £3million gold coach while 1 million people use foodbanks because of 'austerity' #BritishValues
But others - like radio DJ Lauren Laverne - took it as an opportunity to poke fun at all the things Brits are known for:
#BritishValues Apologising first
Knowing the exact duration for safely dunking a rich tea biscuit -- to the nearest nanosecond. #BritishValues
I've got queuing; dressing inappropriately when the sun comes out; warm beer; winning World Wars; immigration & Pot Noodles. #BritishValues
Socks with sandals #BritishValues
Don't look at strangers. Don't make conversation. Then moan about how there's no community spirit anymore. #BritishValues
#BritishValues Seeing a rogue traffic cone and immediately working out the nearest sculpture in need of a hat.
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