Friday, November 14, 2008

A Jokey Traitor

I attended a meeting at which a naturalised doctor - born and brought up in the Indian subcontinent but trained at undergraduate and postgraduate level in this country - began his talk (at a large and important medical conference run by a Scottish Royal College) by welcoming the delegates to : "The Republic of Scotland"


I do not know whether this man is a subject of the Crown. I assume he is. If he isn't then the constitutional make up of this country, with all due respect, is none of his damned business. If he has become a subject of the Crown and a citizen of this country, I assume he has made the following oath (or a similar affirmation):

Oath of allegiance:
I (name) swear by Almighty God that on becoming a British citizen, I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, her Heirs and Successors, according to law.

If the latter, his snide denegration of the Crown and our constitution show he is not a man of his word.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe he is a prophet?

10:11 PM  
Blogger Paulinus said...

A false prophet, Teuchtar, you old Jacobite ;-)

11:03 AM  

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