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 anthem4england.co.uk, 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