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    The UK public office-holders may be made to swear an oath of allegiance to British values to facilitate their acceptance across the society, according to Communities Secretary Sajid Javid.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The UK public office-holders may be made to swear an oath of allegiance to British values to facilitate their acceptance across the society, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said Sunday.

    "If we are going to challenge such attitudes, civic and political leaders have to lead by example. We can't expect new arrivals to embrace British values if those of us who are already here don't do so ourselves, and such an oath would go a long way to making that happen," Javid told The Sunday Times newspaper.

    The oath is expected to cover every elected official, civil servant and council worker.

    The proposal came as a response to the report by Louise Casey, who was tasked by former prime minister David Cameron to evaluate the state of social integration in the country, and found out that there had not been enough focus on integration of migrants.

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