Boris Johnson obviously didn’t do GCSE Religious Studies

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With the GCSE Religious Studies Morality exam paper next week, students will begin revising what religions say about alcohol and drugs. Today’s embarrassing ignorance by Boris Johnson at a Sikh temple in Bristol emphasises the importance of young people doing Religious Studies at secondary school. Boris Johnson the trade secretary seemed oblivious that Sikhs don’t drink alcohol when he said: “I hope I’m not embarrassing anybody here by saying that whenever we go to India – Mumbai or to Delhi – we have to bring clinking in our luggage,” he said. “We have to bring Johnnie Walker, we have to bring whisky. There is a duty of 150 per cent in India on imports of Scotch whisky. So we have to bring it in duty free for our relatives. But imagine what we could do if there was a trade deal with India, which there will be, because then the tariffs would go.”

Now that you’ve gained an insight into Sikh attitudes to alcohol perhaps you might want a refresher of some other faiths:

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Islam-+Drugs,+Alcohol+&+Tobacco

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