This is not a republican website - though some contributors to the blog may hold those views - it is a website arguing that the English should sing an English, not British, anthem. God Save the Queen can 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.Piss off guys. Happy to see it as a royal anthem, but I'd rather dump it completely for Britain, it's godawful (apart, perhaps, from the bit about rebellious Scots). Can't we just adopt Rule Britannia (which, I know, was written about England, but it doesn't sound like it) for Britain and Jerusalem for England?
My dislike of God Save may be a holdover from my former republicanism, it may be my atheism. But I suspect it's my dislike of crap songs and awful tunes. Anyone out there actually like the song? I know many support the sentiment, but the song? I'm right, aren't I, it is crap?