Sunday, 18 December 2016

Values, Indeed

New oath.

Same old cuts.

It is as if the Blair Government never went away.

When this kind of thing used to exist in Northern Ireland, then you could tell the Nationalists, whom it was supposed to keep out, by the fact that they affirmed rather than swearing, thereby not imperilling their souls.

Moreover, what, exactly, are these "British values"?

Their definition by this or that Government of the day would effectively exclude anyone who happened not to be a political supporter of whatever was the governing party and faction at the given time.

Again, it is as if the Blair Government never went away.

1 comment:

  1. My values are not British they are Catholic. When British values resemble Catholic values then I would contemplate signing an oath to British values. I will not get with the programme but happily I am not considering service in public office. British values, I assume are what gave us same-sex marriage and abortion. Thanks, but no thanks!