Are you are consumer or a citizen?

NB this is a test site and is being updated as it is edited. If the pdf has been changed since it was first issued it will have a date on the top to mark the latest version. Web copy was amended on 16/10/17.

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?”- A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

This site is provided free by FE Training and Consultancy and

Students and teachers are welcome to use it as they pick their way through some very difficult questions:

How do you find reliable information when deciding how to vote?

How do you tell reliable information from nonsense, half-truths, lies and propaganda?

What principles should you apply and how do you work them out?

Level 1 is pre-GCSE

Level 2 is GCSE/ National Diploma

Level 3 is Higher Diploma, A Level or undergraduate.

Don't feel constrained by this rough guide - feel free to hop about to find your own way.

We don't provide a blog or a forum - it is meant as stimulus or starting point for you to argue amongst yourselves, or with yourself. However, if you notice any typos or errors of fact, or if you think something important is missing, feel free to notify us - We don't need to know what you think or how you vote - we do just need to know that you are thinking and that you will vote. Don't just passively pay the price then regret it; inspect the goods and ask questions.

You can read on line, section at a time, or download the whole text as a pdf.


level one

as a pdf


3650 words, reading age 12.5 upwards

level two

as a pdf


4724 words, reading age 14 upwards


level three

as a pdf


6904 words, reading age 15 upwards