Thursday, March 23, 2006

According to the Today programme some Scots are getting uptight over the national anthem being played when they win gold in Melbourne. I suppose the problem is the same for the English, although many of them seem to regard God Save the Queen as theirs anyway. Jerusalem has been the choice of many and certainly after the Ashes win last summer it seemed to have captured the popular imagination (although the Welsh players might argue about the Englishness of even the cricket team, never mind the anthem).

Personally, I've got no objection to God Save the Queen, but I think I would prefer this version.