Will the UK become more like the US, complete with a pledge of allegiance? From the Scotsman, with thanks to Eschwapp.
EVERY youngster in the UK will be required to take part in citizenship ceremonies under a radical government plan to boost “Britishness” and combat extremism, Scotland on Sunday can reveal.
Ministers are considering the controversial move following the bomb attacks in London by UK-born Muslims, which have placed unprecedented focus on the question of British identity.
Experts have warned that the bombers are the product of Britain’s ghettoised urban culture, which has failed to provide national symbols around which to unite.
Scotland on Sunday can reveal that Britain’s first ‘Citizenship Day’ has been pencilled in for this October, to celebrate the value of community and volunteer work.
Ministers are also consulting on plans to copy citizenship ceremonies in Australia and Canada, where citizens are encouraged to take part in ceremonies pledging their allegiance to their country…