The difference between ‘affirmation’ and ‘oath’ – BBC News

Posted May 22nd, 2015 in news, oaths, parliament by sally

‘That most time-consuming of the traditional rituals surrounding the UK Parliament, the swearing in of all the MPs, has become an emblem of the changing shape of British society. A ceremony originally designed for exclusion – to keep out religious and political undesirables – has become a display of diversity, writes Stephen Tomkins.’

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BBC News, 20th May 2015