|The former Attorney General, Lord Goldsmith, is calling
for schoolchildren to swear an oath of allegiance to the
Queen. He also suggests a new holiday where we can celebrate
He thinks that swearing an oath to the Queen would
be unacceptable to republicans so suggests that "It
can be a pledge of commitment to the country, it can
be a statement of what the rights and responsibilities
of citizens are."
Although, in his opinion, the UK had always "done well"
from immigration, he admitted that this was one factor
affecting the fabric of society.
Goldsmith and his Labour cronies have done more to
stamp out 'Britishness' and cause division in society
in eleven years than would have been thought possible
They continue to exhibit their allegiance to Brussels
against the wishes of the British people. They constantly
devise new and ever more devious methods of destroying
normal family life in the UK that has been a major cause
of so much un-British behaviour and they have been allowing
unlimited immigration that Goldsmith now even admits
is causing problems.
What is 'Britishness' anyway?
I have heard it say that the Falkland Islanders are
the most British people in the world. The capital, Stanley,
although small, has hardly ever seen a crime committed.
What's the secret? Perhaps as the population is descended
mainly from various parts of Britain, they truly are
now all British and not Scottish, English or Welsh.
Maybe they just all muck in and care about each other
because they still have their humanity mostly intact.
Being so remote, they may not yet have been afflicted
by some of the madness that people in many other western
lands are exposed to, like the pressure to conform to
unnatural and unwelcome political correctness. Mass
immigration from other cultures all vying for attention
is not an issue. It will be if unlimited Argentines
are allowed over!
Maybe we should have the same attitude here in 'proper'
Britain. Scrap the Edinburgh Parliament and Welsh Assembly
and be happy British folk living in a land without crime?
That is never going to happen, of course, because we
are geographically distinct and people feel English,
Welsh or Scottish to a greater or lesser degree than
they feel British.
So how do we celebrate Britishness?
Perhaps we can celebrate and preserve our Judeo-Christian
heritage that has served us so well. Remember our fallen
heroes, our great social reformers, inventors, writers
Maybe we can all muck in like the Falkland Islanders,
while still retaining whatever degree of Scottishness,
Cornish or East Anglian we feel.
Perhaps we can use our Britishness to have more clout
in the world and do good in the world, rather than cause
wars (war in Iraq was justified according to Lord Goldsmith)
and have some of our big corporations milking developing
countries for all they are worth.
Whatever Britishness is, the Labour Party has shown
that it despises the British people and cannot be trusted
in any wise to rectify the situation. Their tactics
are bound to be unpleasant, such as forcing yet more
legislation that seeks to control the people and that
is bound to lead to more intolerance and the indigenous
British people feeling more alienated than ever.