All MIGRANTS should take an ‘oath of allegiance’ to British values claims top Tory
MIGRANTS as well as public sector workers from MPs to NHS employees may have to pledge allegiance to British values under new proposals.
GETTY Javid said he backed proposals for migrants and public servants to swear allegiance to British value
Sajid Javid said he was “drawn” to the idea that would see elected officials, civil servants, and council workers pledge their loyalty.
The community secretary also proposed all migrants should swear an oath of allegiance – not just those seeking UK citizenship.
The proposal comes after a report on social cohesion from integration tsar Dame Louise Casey which warned some sections of society did not accept British values like tolerance.
GETTY The oath could include phrases such as 'tolerating the views of others even if you disagree'
The top level Tory said he approved of calls for public servants to swear allegiance to the nation because it was impossible for people to play a "positive role" in public life without accepting basic values like democracy and equality.
Mr Javid said: "If we are going to challenge such attitudes, civic and political leaders have to lead by example.
"We can't expect new arrivals to embrace British values if those of us who are already here don't do so ourselves, and such an oath would go a long way to making that happen.
GETTY NHS workers could also be obliged to take the oath
The oath could include phrases such as "tolerating the views of others even if you disagree with them", as well as "believing in freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from abuse”.
He also claimed the oath could promote “belief in equality, democracy, and the democratic process" as well as "respect for the law, even if you think the law is an ass".
It comes after claims Christmas and other great British traditions could crumble in the wake of community segregation and political correctness, leading to the breakdown of UK society.
Dame Louise Casey claimed British traditions could be damaged by community segregation
A scathing Government report claimed British traditions and values could be lost if officials do not do more to raise concerns and assert national values.
The dossier also claimed that council officials, MPs and public bodies are too scared of being seen as ‘racist’ to address issues of segregation head on while standing up for British ideals.
Dame Louise Casey said: “I have become convinced that it is only the upholding of our core British laws, cultures, values and traditions that will offer us the route map through the different and complex challenge of creating a cohesive society.”