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    Swear an oath to the Queen, school-leavers!

    All in the name of forging greater national identity, of course.
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    Re: Swear an oath to the Queen, school-leavers!

    I saw this on the news this morning , whilst munching my tea and toast ( how very british of me)
    I immediately thought, absofe*ckinglutely not, never, nope, nada.

    I will not do it, and it's not because I hate the country or the monarchy (I'm not their biggest fan though), I refuse to accept the principle that I should be made to swear allegiance to something unvoluntarily....

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    Re: Swear an oath to the Queen, school-leavers!

    Very American.

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    Re: Swear an oath to the Queen, school-leavers!

    I don't agree with "Scrapping or reforming ancient laws of Treason" as mentioned in the beeb article - indeed, I think that genuine treason: as in terrorist activities meant to endanger life should be enforced in the strongest ways possible.

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    Re: Swear an oath to the Queen, school-leavers!

    This will work no better than saying the lord's prayer in assembly at school every day made me a christian. No more than hollow words.
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    When I say go, both walk in the opposite direction for 10 paces, draw handbags, then bitch-slap each other!

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    Re: Swear an oath to the Queen, school-leavers!

    Of topic: Oid - never seen that remix of "Something Good" ... good track indeed :-)

    (Not bad for a short Kate Bush sample )

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    Re: Swear an oath to the Queen, school-leavers!

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidM View Post
    (Not bad for a short Kate Bush sample )
    'short sample' the only way to listen to Kate Bush
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    When I say go, both walk in the opposite direction for 10 paces, draw handbags, then bitch-slap each other!

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    Re: Swear an oath to the Queen, school-leavers!

    Nope its not something I want to do, The queen has no relevance to my life as a british citizen. Its misguided and probably involved a heap of tax payers money on investigating it which is just more examples of how wasteful the government (all parties) are.

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    Re: Swear an oath to the Queen, school-leavers!

    What a load of rubbish. I would never swear an oath to the queen. I would swear at her though!!

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    Re: Swear an oath to the Queen, school-leavers!

    Quote Originally Posted by 0iD View Post
    This will work no better than saying the lord's prayer in assembly at school every day made me a christian. No more than hollow words.
    Yeah, if anything it actively discouraged me from believing if I'm honest.

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    Re: Swear an oath to the Queen, school-leavers!

    Striking at the very heart of society's fabric, post-war 'togetherness' has, I feel, been eroded away to the point of no return.
    Nothing like people trying to kill you to make everyone feel all warm and fuzzy. Hmmm, there's something the government hasn't tried yet.....

    Should we follow the examples of Australia and Canada, two Commonwealth Nations, who observe national holidays that attempt to forge a greater sense of national identity?
    More holidays...great! I'm not sure how much of that holiday I'd spend feeling more British though.

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    Re: Swear an oath to the Queen, school-leavers!

    Quote Originally Posted by TiG View Post
    Nope its not something I want to do, The queen has no relevance to my life as a british citizen. Its misguided and probably involved a heap of tax payers money on investigating it which is just more examples of how wasteful the government (all parties) are.

    TiG
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    Re: Swear an oath to the Queen, school-leavers!

    Not sure about Canada but in Australia, it wasn't because of the national holiday that forged the Antipedian's national identity, it is because (1) they are so isolated from everything and everyone and (2) they already had an entrenched aversion of anything foreign.

    The public holiday just let those Antipedians express it visually.

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    Re: Swear an oath to the Queen, school-leavers!

    Shouldn't they be swearing allegiance to Gordon?
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    Re: Swear an oath to the Queen, school-leavers!

    NO FSCKING WAY. EVER. ****ING LOYALTY oaths to prove that one's British? Have these retards never read Catch 22? Firstly, there is nothing wrong with being British and a republican; secondly, the implied threat behind the proposal - "swear the oath or you won't REALLY be British...and that makes you different. And suspicious." - is disgusting. Since when did we EVER need something so bloody trite, meaningless and downright stupid to prove who we are? File 'em alongside ID cards, the National Identity Register and all that other pointless, expensive, intrusive and insulting tat. Goldsmith can take his loyalty oaths and shove them up his over-privileged , attention and headline grabbing, time-wasting backside.

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    Re: Swear an oath to the Queen, school-leavers!

    I'd love to see them trying to bring this into N.Ireland. It wouldnt work and i would most definetly not do it.
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