“British people know nothing about basic geography!” says online voucher company looking for attention

How good is your geographical knowledge? If you’re British, one company’s PR wants you to believe you know nothing about the wider world:

FOUR IN FIVE BRITONS COULDN’T POINT TO GERMANY ON A MAP, SAYS STUDY

Four in five Britons couldn’t point to Germany on a map, according to a new study.

More than half of Britons do not know Gibraltar is an Overseas British Territory and more than 70 per cent have never heard of Liechtenstein, the principality sandwiched between Austria and Switzerland.

Source: Independent, 29th May 2019

Who are the company who want to stress the geographical ignorance of the British people?

The study, by voucher code site MoneySavingHeroes, polled more than 2,000 Brits on their geography knowledge…

“It has never been easier to travel the world or learn about it from the comfort of your own home thanks to technology advancements so it’s fascinating to know that so many Britons are still left scratching their heads when given a list of countries,” said George Charles, spokesperson for the site.

“You may not be able to afford to go travelling but everyone has the ability to learn through search engines or books.”