I'm pretty certain that even the twonks currently in charge of the country will reject this one. Does Lord Goldsmith really think that there's not a strong republican strain of thought? Frankly I'd have enough of a problem swearing allegiance to a country from which I am becoming increasingly alienated, let alone to an outdated undemocratic and laughable system of state. I certainly wouldn't allow a child of mine (should I have ever bred) to utter such drivel in a quasi-patriotic ceremony.
What next? A suggestion for serious debate that every household should fly a union jack and salute the bloody thing each morning? Who the hell does Goldsmith think he is?
I can't help but feel that Goldsmith and his chums in the current government are running rapidly out of real ideas and are throwing almost anything into the public arena in the hope of finding any idea at all which might prop them up for another few years.
(image of Queen Elizabeth II by Andy Warhol)