Jerusalem is anthem the English want

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

Edited to within an inch of its life but published in the Southern Daily Echo … 

I DISAGREE with Teresa Rumsey and Proud Englishman over adopting Land of Hope and Glory as an unofficial English national anthem (Letters, December 20 and January 5). Land of Hope and Glory is a British royal anthem.

I wonder how many are aware that British flags are handed out at the proms to ensure that more British flags can be seen than English, Scottish and Welsh flags? Even the Britishness is artificially created.

Out of 1,256 visitors who voted in a poll on the website, 36 per cent voted for Jerusalem. Only 20 per cent voted for Land of Hope and Glory and a mere eight per cent for God Save the Queen.

The England cricket team have adopted Jerusalem as their anthem and it is played before most England international rugby and football matches.

STUART PARR, Telford, Shropshire

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  1. axel (1214 comments) says:

    Emerson Lake & palmer do a cracking version of Jerusalem!

  2. John Franklyn (59 comments) says:

    I also believe that T&W Council adapted this and tried pass it off as their anthem, natrurally it was another effort from Liebour

  3. axel (1214 comments) says:

    T&W council listen to ELP?

    Never trust a hippy

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