Monday, 20 November 2006

Anthem for England?

There are those who argue that the English should sing an English, not British, anthem. They believe God Save the Queen should continue to be the British anthem, to be sung as a celebration of Britishness or the monarch, by the individual nations of Britain, or by the English, Scots, Welsh and Irish when they are gathered together as Brits.
Scottish and English teams line up together with the Scots singing a Scottish anthem and the English singing a British anthem.
It is felt by some that it may be politically convenient for the UK Government to encourage Scottishness and Welshness whilst keeping Britishness to the fore in England.
Scots and Welsh that still consider themselves British may be obliged to boo their own anthem for fear of being regarded as traitors by an increasingly nationalistic tendency.

I'm surprised English sports teams don't sing Land Of Hope And Glory instead.

Princess Anne

Q. Does England require a new anthem?

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