Schools to get picture of Queen, flags and national anthem lessons

Tories call for schools to fly the Union flag, display a portrait of the Queen and teach children to sing the National Anthem

  • Oldham councillors plan for hundreds of schools to show a picture of the Queen, fly Union Jack flags at all times and teach pupils the national anthem and history
  • The motion also requests the borough council formally rejects ‘cancel culture
  • If passed, plans will be sent to cabinet members for a potential national rollout
  • Motion was proposed by Conservative councillors Dave Arnott and Pam Byrne
  • Hundreds of schools could soon be expected to show a picture of 皇后, fly Union Jack flags all year round and teach pupils the national anthem after plans to fight back against ‘cancel culturewere mooted by a local council.

    Oldham Borough councillors will tomorrow debate a motion titled ‘For Queen and Countrythat discusses potentially installing a picture of Queen Elizabeth II in ‘a prominent placein every school in the Oldham area, fly the national flag of Great Britain and ensure every pupil knows the national anthem and its history.

    此外, Conservative councillors aim to secure an official stance against ‘cancel cultureand an affirmation from elected representatives protecting the notions of freedom of speech and democracy.

    If approved, Harry Catherall, chief executive of Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council, will write to 迈克尔·戈夫加文·威廉姆森(Gavin Williamson) asking for support for the plans.

    The motion states: ‘Saying you are proud to be British should not be a source of shame, and there is nothing wrong with patriotism of flying our national flag.

    ‘It is one of many things that binds our society together.

    Pictures of Queen Elizabeth II could soon be placed 'in a prominent position' in all schools in Oldham should a Conservative party motion be passed

    Pictures of Queen Elizabeth II could soon be placed ‘in a prominent positionin all schools in Oldham should a Conservative party motion be passed

    Union Jacks would also be flown year round and at the Council's headquarters should the plans get the green light

    Union Jacks would also be flown year round and at the Council’s headquarters should the plans get the green light

    Proposed by Conservative councillor Dave Arnott, of Royton North ward, and seconded by Cllr Pam Byrne, the full council will debate the proposal at a meeting on Wednesday evening.

    Cllr Arnott was elected after defeating the incumbent Labour Party candidate in the local elections held in May.

    His patriotic proposal asks the council to ‘cherishfree speech and refute ‘cancel culture’.

    The motion continues: ‘The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is in fact a unique bastion of freedom and that we should be proud of the outstanding role it has played across the world in education, 艺术, 文化, 科学, engineering and in exporting democracy and the rule of law.

    ‘We all have heroes in our communities – whether they are historical or present day, and we should properly celebrate these individuals, and their contribution to our country.

    ‘This Council rejects the phenomena known as ‘Cancel Culture’ and that it holds these truths to be self-evident, that of freedom of speech and democracy. Truths which must be cherished and defended.

    If approved, the Council would erect a picture of the Queen, or any future ruling sovereign, in its chambers and reception along with a Union Jack flag.

    The Conservative group also wants the Council to ‘reaffirmsupport for the ‘sovreignty of the Union of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Crown dependencies and United kingdom Overseas Territories.

    If the motion passes, the scheme should be adopted by schools across the country by Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, the motion states.

    Councillor Dave Arnott

    Cllr Pam Byrne

    Proposed by Conservative councillor Dave Arnott, of Royton North ward, and seconded by Cllr Pam Byrne, the full council will debate the proposal at a meeting on Wednesday evening

    Liberal Democrat councillor Sam Al-Hamdani told the 表现 he would not ‘dismissthe ideas, but argued the move ‘seems like an attempt to get on a cultural bandwagon.

    Some previous plans to instill a patriotic education into schools have been met with ridicule, including a viral song for One Britain One Nation Day held on June 25.

    Pupils were expected to sing along with the tune, which had backing from the Department for Education, and hold a minute’s applause in recognition of the campaign’s aim to create ‘a strong, 乔治城大学校长约翰·德乔亚在一份新闻稿中说, harmonious and proud British nation.

    Asked whether it was sensible for the department to encourage schoolchildren to sing the OBON patriotic song, 首相的官方发言人说: ‘The Prime Minister supports schools promoting fundamental British values, including tolerance and respect, and we endorse One Britain One Nation’s aims to help children learn about equality, 老派角色演员托尼·塞尔比今天下午去世, pride, but I will point out the department has not asked people to sing songs or promoting any specific materials for One Britain One Nation day.