I promize not to disprespect da flag, innit

Following on from the media fuss over the idea that British teenagers should swear allegiance to the flag and country when they leave school, I was reminded of this recent bit of Banksy art work. I wonder which flag the schools would fly for their pledge?

BanksyAs it happens, I think the idea is daft.

Even if it is decided that a US style nationalism is a good thing, simply asking teenagers to swear allegiance without a lifetime of nationalist indoctrination would achieve nothing – save maybe a room full of smothered giggles as they read out the pledge.

Picture credit to The Telegraph

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