Teenagers to swear allegience at Citizens Days

“Every youngster in the UK will be required to take part in citizenship ceremonies under a radical government plan to boost ‘Britishness’ and combat extremism, Scotland on Sunday can reveal. Ministers are considering the controversial move following the bomb attacks in London by UK-born Muslims, which have placed unprecedented focus on the question of British identity. Experts have warned that the bombers are the product of Britain’s ghettoised urban culture, which has failed to provide national symbols around which to unite.”

Scotland on Sunday, 7 August 2005