Sports Letter: Time for a new anthem
Thursday 25 November 1999
Not only is the Queen of German ancestry, I believe I am right in saying that her mother would probably be classed (before marrying into the British royal family) as Scottish.
"Jerusalem" would be the most preferable of the established suggestions. However, a new song would be even better.
That wouldn't mean that the Scots would respect a new English national anthem, any more than "God Save the Queen". They will continue to carry a negative attitude towards our country and people, and maybe only political change will alter that.
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