Did you know, that while some Americans get mocked for the pledge of allegiance, here in the UK we do have our own version, the Oath of Allegiance, which is taken by Members of the House of Commons (MP's) and the House of Lords, and all new members of such are required to do so, and can be seen in image related from todays new session of parliment after the Generel Election (Due to all the new MP's being elected to parliment)
The text is as follows
I (name of Member) swear by Almighty God that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, her heirs and successors, according to law. So help me God.
You do not however have to say your name if you choose not do so.
The text can be spoken in English (As tends to be done vast majority of the time) but can also be read out in Welsh, Scottish Gaelic and Cornish, and other languages of choice depending on the choice of the MP/Member of Lords.
Doing so is sworn upon the Bible, but depending on your own choice can also be done on your own choice of religious text, such as the Quran, torah James/Roman bible, etc etc, and if you choose you can wear certain religious garments or clothing if you request them beforehand.
And there's some boring UK political trivia for you, given I recently heard from some Americans online they had no idea we have our own version of the American Pledge of allegiance.. After all who did you Americans think you got the idea from?
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