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Royal oath furore obscures wider need for ceremony

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Royal oath furore obscures wider need for ceremony

A huge furore has greeted the publication today of Lord Goldsmith’s review of citizenship. This is largely due to the idea (floated as an option rather than a recommendation) that young people should be asked to swear an oath of allegiance to the Queen. Like most people on the liberal-left such a proposal fills me with horror: the idea of repeating those awful occasions at Scouts when you had to salute the flag and affirm your loyalty to the monarch makes me cringe. As a life-long republican, this would mean asking me to say something that I didn’t mean.


By IPPR, UK.


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