After all the discussion about statues I wonder if the same questions should be asked about national anthems and nationalistic songs.
For England I'm not questioning God save our Queen (yet) but the words of Rule Britannia, Land of Hope and Glory, are surely out of date. And reflect the days of Empire and exploitation of colonies and ethnic minorities.
Jerusalem always seemed to me to be a strange choice as we're not really a Christian country now, but I like the song.
Should we ban them?
If so what are the national sports teams going to sing before a match?
Apologies to Scotland, Wales and Ireland - not so familiar with your songs and I don't expect you like the english ones.
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