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Pupils 'to take allegiance oath'

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posted on Mar, 11 2008 @ 02:19 PM
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Pupils 'to take allegiance oath'


news.bbc.co.uk

School-leavers should be encouraged to swear an oath of allegiance to Queen and country, says a report commissioned by Gordon Brown on British citizenship.

Report author, ex-attorney general Lord Goldsmith, says it would give teenagers a sense of belonging.
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posted on Mar, 11 2008 @ 02:19 PM
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Britishness doesn't require oaths. It doesn't require internal passports (ID cards). It is suspicious of fulsome demonstrations of patriotism. It's about self deprecation and cynicism about authority. Other nations have revolutions. We disobey "Keep off the Grass" signs.

An oath does nothing to improve one's sense of belongings. Only people unassured of themselves do such things. Others quietly take it for granted...

But as usual the government are spoiling it for everyone, with plans to increase the cost of lager.


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posted on Mar, 11 2008 @ 02:21 PM
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[edit on 11-3-2008 by oLDWoRLDDiSoRDeR]



 
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