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Thread #67389   Message #1125512
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
27-Feb-04 - 08:25 PM
Thread Name: BS: UK Pledge of allegiance???
Subject: RE: BS: UK Pledge of allegiance???
Maybe they could have an alternative option in which they could sing a suitable traditional song rather than God Save the Queen, and perform some traditional dance as well.

"Knees up Mother Brown" for New Londoners would do fine for both. I'm sure Ken Livingstone could throw his weight behind some initiatie like that.

When I was a boy, for some reason or other, I wanted to join the scouts, and at one point this entailed putting my hand on a Union Jack and swearing an oath of loyalty to God, Queen and Country. So I helf my hand a fraction away from the flag and made a mental reservation about the Queen and Country bit. That's a Jesuit education for you, you know about stuff like that.