Does it really make sense to disqualify an oath-taker based on their tone of voice and the addition of a few words that are not in contradiction with the main text? Illustration: Pepe Serra

Did all of Hong Kong’s disqualified lawmakers flout the basics of oath-taking?

Ryan Mitchell says an oath’s ultimate value rests on the hope that it will inspire consensus among reasonable political actors, but over-zealous prosecutions of minor variations could have the opposite effect

Topic |   Legislative Council oath-taking saga

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Does it really make sense to disqualify an oath-taker based on their tone of voice and the addition of a few words that are not in contradiction with the main text? Illustration: Pepe Serra
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