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Old 05.11.2018, 13:03
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Realpolitik in action!
The Army and Air force (but not the Navy) have to swear an oath of allegiance to the Queen, wonder how that will work? Will the recruits be given a fast path to citizenship?
The Navy don't need to swear allegiance because they're the Senior Service, formed by Elizabeth I, so their allegiance is never questioned. They're not maintained under an Act of Parliament but by the royal prerogative. Source: ex-boyfriend who is Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm, currently trains recruits, and is also the most royalist person I've ever met (but he was fit as a butcher's dog so I could forgive him anything ).

Since 2000, over 20,000 armed forces personnel have been cut, which in view of this new proposal, highlights the short sightedness of those decisions. https://www.theguardian.com/news/dat...ersonnel-total
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