Letter: In Brief

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The Independent Culture
Sir: At the Commonwealth Games we had the pleasure of hearing the English national anthem on a number of occasions. "Land of Hope and Glory" has a stirring tune, and its performance reminds us that the appropriate time to hear "God Save the Queen" is when a British team is involved, representing Great Britain, not just England.

Can we now please get rid of the nonsense of the wrong anthem being heard when English football and rugby teams play other nations? When Edward Elgar's splendid tune is heard at the last night of the Proms all sing along with great fervour. It can be done at Wembley and Twickenham too.


Billingham, Cleveland