isn't that the point, the country is separated enough we don't need to separate it even more with people coming into the country who don't understand what Britain is about, its ignorant and in excusable
The woman at work I mention is now very capable of integration, she is no more separated now than those who came with knowledge of the language already. You might understand what a country 'is about' (to do that there would be many generalisations which would have to be drawn) but not wish to participate in it anyway. I'm sure people from the UK don't all
follow set customs anyway.
Not enough, not acceptable.
I don't see why not - she has done well enough, where is the problem?
I have known too many foreigners who wish to live here but have no interest in even the language
I don't really see the harm in this. There are some Scottish people know of who don't wish to speak to anybody else - so why should a foreigner feel the need to have an interest. I think it is unwise, sure, for it could surely only benefit them. But we cannot know the cicumstances of their coming here without having learned the most spoken language of a country - I imagine it was not a choice easily made for surely it would be daunting to go somewhere you would be usure of being understood! And those who are here and just not wanting to learn - if they are living happily enough what is the problem for you or I?
I know I sound against people coming to this country
Not at all - I think you have proven already this is not your view! :)