Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Hattersley calls for Jerusalem as English anthem

Source: Waking Hereward

Roy Hattersley (isn't he Lord Hattersley now?), the drooling former Labour minister and excellent source of inspiration for Spitting Image, has called for Jerusalem to be used as the English anthem at the upcoming final Ashes test at the Oval.

I hate cricket, it's one of the most singularly dull sports ever invented. I have my suspicions that it was actually invented as a form of punishment rather than a sport. However, I do like to see England winning things and this is very good news. Cricket has a big following round the world, especially in the Commonwealth, and to play an English anthem at an English match being broadcast around the world will remind the rest of the world that England is still here.