New anthem?

First published in Letters

THERE are two things I have learned from watching the Football World Cup: England were out of their league; They have the most uninspiring National Anthem on the planet. While other nations sing with verve and passion about their countries, the English trip out the dirge about God blessing a queen. After the unforgettable, disastrous sporting season, they should be singing God Save Our Country. Why they don’t adopt Land of Hope and Glory baffles me, but as long as they remain in that medieval bubble of kings, queens, knights etc, what more can you expect.

R John Smith, Greenwood Avenue, Cwmbran

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3:26pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Llanmartinangel says...

If you're going to bother to write to a newspaper then please be sure of your facts. 'God Save the Queen' isn't the English national anthem, it's the anthem of the UK. As for its musical quality well as with all
Music, surely it's entirely subjective. So in short you might just as well have penned a letter about why you like a song by Will I Am and attribute it to Stevie Wonder.
If you're going to bother to write to a newspaper then please be sure of your facts. 'God Save the Queen' isn't the English national anthem, it's the anthem of the UK. As for its musical quality well as with all Music, surely it's entirely subjective. So in short you might just as well have penned a letter about why you like a song by Will I Am and attribute it to Stevie Wonder. Llanmartinangel
  • Score: -6

3:34pm Mon 21 Jul 14

keithbob says...

its got to be the worst anthem in the world,a song about a person not a country too.glad im welsh and we probably have the most inspiring anthem ever.
its got to be the worst anthem in the world,a song about a person not a country too.glad im welsh and we probably have the most inspiring anthem ever. keithbob
  • Score: 19

8:23pm Mon 21 Jul 14

letsgobarbie says...

William Blake's “Jerusalem” is the obvious choice for the English anthem ..what a great tune.
Another thing that should change is the Welsh emblem on the WRU jerseys.
Get rid of Prince Charles coat of arms the three feathers!! And replace it with a proper welsh one like a red dragon or a daffodil.
William Blake's “Jerusalem” is the obvious choice for the English anthem ..what a great tune. Another thing that should change is the Welsh emblem on the WRU jerseys. Get rid of Prince Charles coat of arms the three feathers!! And replace it with a proper welsh one like a red dragon or a daffodil. letsgobarbie
  • Score: 22

8:44pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Llanmartingargoyle says...

No anthem necessary for mythical Wales,
Wales does not exist anyway,never has done.
Mythical Welsh should all sing “roll out the barrel” or “maybe its because Im a Londoner”
Labour are to blame for everything and probably made Wales up! To give the poor something to dream about. Mythical Wales could have a new emblem, maybe a Daff squashed under a big Monty Python type foot..yes that would do it. ..But definitely not paid for by the WAG, that’s my money and I want to keep it.
No anthem necessary for mythical Wales, Wales does not exist anyway,never has done. Mythical Welsh should all sing “roll out the barrel” or “maybe its because Im a Londoner” Labour are to blame for everything and probably made Wales up! To give the poor something to dream about. Mythical Wales could have a new emblem, maybe a Daff squashed under a big Monty Python type foot..yes that would do it. ..But definitely not paid for by the WAG, that’s my money and I want to keep it. Llanmartingargoyle
  • Score: -12

10:10pm Mon 21 Jul 14

pwlldu says...

"Land of my Fathers" " Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhaday" Is Wales and my national Anthem and hope it will get played a lot during the Commonwealth Games.
Mae hen wlad fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi,
Gwlad beirdd a chantorion, enwogion o fri;
Ei gwrol ryfelwyr, gwladgarwyr tra mad,
Dros ryddid collasant eu gwaed.

(Chorus)
Gwlad, gwlad, pleidiol wyf i'm gwlad.
Tra môr yn fur i'r bur hoff bau,
O bydded i'r hen iaith barhau.
"Land of my Fathers" " Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhaday" Is Wales and my national Anthem and hope it will get played a lot during the Commonwealth Games. Mae hen wlad fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi, Gwlad beirdd a chantorion, enwogion o fri; Ei gwrol ryfelwyr, gwladgarwyr tra mad, Dros ryddid collasant eu gwaed. (Chorus) Gwlad, gwlad, pleidiol wyf i'm gwlad. Tra môr yn fur i'r bur hoff bau, O bydded i'r hen iaith barhau. pwlldu
  • Score: 15

10:21pm Mon 21 Jul 14

pwlldu says...

The UK government has rejected calls to remove an “anti-Scottish” verse from the British National Anthem to make it more inclusive.

Lord Goldsmith, the former attorney general who led Gordon Brown’s review of British citizenship, had suggested that a verse calling for “rebellious Scots” to be crushed ought to be rewritten.

His remarks provoked speculation that the little-known stanza in God Save the Queen, written during the Jacobite uprising of 1745, was likely to be altered or officially disowned.
Lord grant that Marshal Wade
May by thy mighty aid
Victory bring
May he sedition hush
And like a torrent rush
Rebellious Scots to crush
God save the King
The UK government has rejected calls to remove an “anti-Scottish” verse from the British National Anthem to make it more inclusive. Lord Goldsmith, the former attorney general who led Gordon Brown’s review of British citizenship, had suggested that a verse calling for “rebellious Scots” to be crushed ought to be rewritten. His remarks provoked speculation that the little-known stanza in God Save the Queen, written during the Jacobite uprising of 1745, was likely to be altered or officially disowned. Lord grant that Marshal Wade May by thy mighty aid Victory bring May he sedition hush And like a torrent rush Rebellious Scots to crush God save the King pwlldu
  • Score: 9

10:45pm Mon 21 Jul 14

mocyoung says...

Er, this is Wales, not England. Who gives a monkeys? The English wouldn't know a good anthem if it bit them on the behind. God Save the Queen - dire. Land of Hope and Glory - stirring but no-one knows the words. Jerusalem - nice tune but rendered pathetic by a desire to place the middle-eastern residing Christian saviour in England. I Vow To Thee My Country - forever now associated with the Rugby World Cup.

They should choose either the Archers theme tune or Yakkety Sax (Benny Hill) and just be done with it.
Er, this is Wales, not England. Who gives a monkeys? The English wouldn't know a good anthem if it bit them on the behind. God Save the Queen - dire. Land of Hope and Glory - stirring but no-one knows the words. Jerusalem - nice tune but rendered pathetic by a desire to place the middle-eastern residing Christian saviour in England. I Vow To Thee My Country - forever now associated with the Rugby World Cup. They should choose either the Archers theme tune or Yakkety Sax (Benny Hill) and just be done with it. mocyoung
  • Score: 12

10:46pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Llanmartingargoyle says...

pwlldu wrote:
The UK government has rejected calls to remove an “anti-Scottish” verse from the British National Anthem to make it more inclusive.

Lord Goldsmith, the former attorney general who led Gordon Brown’s review of British citizenship, had suggested that a verse calling for “rebellious Scots” to be crushed ought to be rewritten.

His remarks provoked speculation that the little-known stanza in God Save the Queen, written during the Jacobite uprising of 1745, was likely to be altered or officially disowned.
Lord grant that Marshal Wade
May by thy mighty aid
Victory bring
May he sedition hush
And like a torrent rush
Rebellious Scots to crush
God save the King
In Chester, its legal to shoot a Welsh person with a bow and arrow inside city walls after midnight. In Hereford, you may not shoot a Welsh person on Sunday with a longbow in the Cathedral Close.
Placing a postage stamp that bears the Queen (or King) upside down is considered treason.
In York, excluding Sundays, it is perfectly legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow.
“Just rejoice at that news"
[quote][p][bold]pwlldu[/bold] wrote: The UK government has rejected calls to remove an “anti-Scottish” verse from the British National Anthem to make it more inclusive. Lord Goldsmith, the former attorney general who led Gordon Brown’s review of British citizenship, had suggested that a verse calling for “rebellious Scots” to be crushed ought to be rewritten. His remarks provoked speculation that the little-known stanza in God Save the Queen, written during the Jacobite uprising of 1745, was likely to be altered or officially disowned. Lord grant that Marshal Wade May by thy mighty aid Victory bring May he sedition hush And like a torrent rush Rebellious Scots to crush God save the King[/p][/quote]In Chester, its legal to shoot a Welsh person with a bow and arrow inside city walls after midnight. In Hereford, you may not shoot a Welsh person on Sunday with a longbow in the Cathedral Close. Placing a postage stamp that bears the Queen (or King) upside down is considered treason. In York, excluding Sundays, it is perfectly legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow. “Just rejoice at that news" Llanmartingargoyle
  • Score: -4

10:52pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Mr Miffed says...

Llanmartingargoyle wrote:
pwlldu wrote:
The UK government has rejected calls to remove an “anti-Scottish” verse from the British National Anthem to make it more inclusive.

Lord Goldsmith, the former attorney general who led Gordon Brown’s review of British citizenship, had suggested that a verse calling for “rebellious Scots” to be crushed ought to be rewritten.

His remarks provoked speculation that the little-known stanza in God Save the Queen, written during the Jacobite uprising of 1745, was likely to be altered or officially disowned.
Lord grant that Marshal Wade
May by thy mighty aid
Victory bring
May he sedition hush
And like a torrent rush
Rebellious Scots to crush
God save the King
In Chester, its legal to shoot a Welsh person with a bow and arrow inside city walls after midnight. In Hereford, you may not shoot a Welsh person on Sunday with a longbow in the Cathedral Close.
Placing a postage stamp that bears the Queen (or King) upside down is considered treason.
In York, excluding Sundays, it is perfectly legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow.
“Just rejoice at that news"
Ever considered a correspondence course in satire? Or originality? Didn't you post that on the weekend?
[quote][p][bold]Llanmartingargoyle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pwlldu[/bold] wrote: The UK government has rejected calls to remove an “anti-Scottish” verse from the British National Anthem to make it more inclusive. Lord Goldsmith, the former attorney general who led Gordon Brown’s review of British citizenship, had suggested that a verse calling for “rebellious Scots” to be crushed ought to be rewritten. His remarks provoked speculation that the little-known stanza in God Save the Queen, written during the Jacobite uprising of 1745, was likely to be altered or officially disowned. Lord grant that Marshal Wade May by thy mighty aid Victory bring May he sedition hush And like a torrent rush Rebellious Scots to crush God save the King[/p][/quote]In Chester, its legal to shoot a Welsh person with a bow and arrow inside city walls after midnight. In Hereford, you may not shoot a Welsh person on Sunday with a longbow in the Cathedral Close. Placing a postage stamp that bears the Queen (or King) upside down is considered treason. In York, excluding Sundays, it is perfectly legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow. “Just rejoice at that news"[/p][/quote]Ever considered a correspondence course in satire? Or originality? Didn't you post that on the weekend? Mr Miffed
  • Score: 6

10:53pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Mr Miffed says...

letsgobarbie wrote:
William Blake's “Jerusalem” is the obvious choice for the English anthem ..what a great tune.
Another thing that should change is the Welsh emblem on the WRU jerseys.
Get rid of Prince Charles coat of arms the three feathers!! And replace it with a proper welsh one like a red dragon or a daffodil.
'Get rid of Prince Charles coat of arms the three feathers!! And replace it with a proper welsh one like a red dragon or a daffodil.'

Or a giro?
[quote][p][bold]letsgobarbie[/bold] wrote: William Blake's “Jerusalem” is the obvious choice for the English anthem ..what a great tune. Another thing that should change is the Welsh emblem on the WRU jerseys. Get rid of Prince Charles coat of arms the three feathers!! And replace it with a proper welsh one like a red dragon or a daffodil.[/p][/quote]'Get rid of Prince Charles coat of arms the three feathers!! And replace it with a proper welsh one like a red dragon or a daffodil.' Or a giro? Mr Miffed
  • Score: -10

11:01pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Llanmartingargoyle says...

Mr Miffed wrote:
letsgobarbie wrote:
William Blake's “Jerusalem” is the obvious choice for the English anthem ..what a great tune.
Another thing that should change is the Welsh emblem on the WRU jerseys.
Get rid of Prince Charles coat of arms the three feathers!! And replace it with a proper welsh one like a red dragon or a daffodil.
'Get rid of Prince Charles coat of arms the three feathers!! And replace it with a proper welsh one like a red dragon or a daffodil.'

Or a giro?
Déjà vu
" A lame cat is better than a swift horse when rats infest the palace"
[quote][p][bold]Mr Miffed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]letsgobarbie[/bold] wrote: William Blake's “Jerusalem” is the obvious choice for the English anthem ..what a great tune. Another thing that should change is the Welsh emblem on the WRU jerseys. Get rid of Prince Charles coat of arms the three feathers!! And replace it with a proper welsh one like a red dragon or a daffodil.[/p][/quote]'Get rid of Prince Charles coat of arms the three feathers!! And replace it with a proper welsh one like a red dragon or a daffodil.' Or a giro?[/p][/quote]Déjà vu " A lame cat is better than a swift horse when rats infest the palace" Llanmartingargoyle
  • Score: -3

11:10pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Stevenboy says...

Leaving aside that most people couldn't give a c*ap about anthems, would the renowned sportsman and author of the letter care to enlighten us about which sport he ever qualified to play at world level? Or is he just another armchair lard-ar*e who could of course do better than all the athletes and achievers he sees on the box?
Leaving aside that most people couldn't give a c*ap about anthems, would the renowned sportsman and author of the letter care to enlighten us about which sport he ever qualified to play at world level? Or is he just another armchair lard-ar*e who could of course do better than all the athletes and achievers he sees on the box? Stevenboy
  • Score: 1

7:44am Tue 22 Jul 14

Stevenboy says...

mocyoung wrote:
Er, this is Wales, not England. Who gives a monkeys? The English wouldn't know a good anthem if it bit them on the behind. God Save the Queen - dire. Land of Hope and Glory - stirring but no-one knows the words. Jerusalem - nice tune but rendered pathetic by a desire to place the middle-eastern residing Christian saviour in England. I Vow To Thee My Country - forever now associated with the Rugby World Cup.

They should choose either the Archers theme tune or Yakkety Sax (Benny Hill) and just be done with it.
should you be so disparaging about the neighbours who pay all the bills here? But since we're looking at comedy alternative suggestions how about some for Cardiff Bay? Listen to your (Edwina) Hart - Roxette, or Me and Mrs (Carwyn) Jones -Billy Preston, Money, that's what I want - The Beatles or, my personal favourite, Castles in the Air - Don McClean. I want to break free - Queen anybody? Doubt it.
[quote][p][bold]mocyoung[/bold] wrote: Er, this is Wales, not England. Who gives a monkeys? The English wouldn't know a good anthem if it bit them on the behind. God Save the Queen - dire. Land of Hope and Glory - stirring but no-one knows the words. Jerusalem - nice tune but rendered pathetic by a desire to place the middle-eastern residing Christian saviour in England. I Vow To Thee My Country - forever now associated with the Rugby World Cup. They should choose either the Archers theme tune or Yakkety Sax (Benny Hill) and just be done with it.[/p][/quote]should you be so disparaging about the neighbours who pay all the bills here? But since we're looking at comedy alternative suggestions how about some for Cardiff Bay? Listen to your (Edwina) Hart - Roxette, or Me and Mrs (Carwyn) Jones -Billy Preston, Money, that's what I want - The Beatles or, my personal favourite, Castles in the Air - Don McClean. I want to break free - Queen anybody? Doubt it. Stevenboy
  • Score: -6

8:25am Tue 22 Jul 14

Mr Miffed says...

Stevenboy wrote:
mocyoung wrote:
Er, this is Wales, not England. Who gives a monkeys? The English wouldn't know a good anthem if it bit them on the behind. God Save the Queen - dire. Land of Hope and Glory - stirring but no-one knows the words. Jerusalem - nice tune but rendered pathetic by a desire to place the middle-eastern residing Christian saviour in England. I Vow To Thee My Country - forever now associated with the Rugby World Cup.

They should choose either the Archers theme tune or Yakkety Sax (Benny Hill) and just be done with it.
should you be so disparaging about the neighbours who pay all the bills here? But since we're looking at comedy alternative suggestions how about some for Cardiff Bay? Listen to your (Edwina) Hart - Roxette, or Me and Mrs (Carwyn) Jones -Billy Preston, Money, that's what I want - The Beatles or, my personal favourite, Castles in the Air - Don McClean. I want to break free - Queen anybody? Doubt it.
Busy doin' nothing by Bing Crosbie?
[quote][p][bold]Stevenboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mocyoung[/bold] wrote: Er, this is Wales, not England. Who gives a monkeys? The English wouldn't know a good anthem if it bit them on the behind. God Save the Queen - dire. Land of Hope and Glory - stirring but no-one knows the words. Jerusalem - nice tune but rendered pathetic by a desire to place the middle-eastern residing Christian saviour in England. I Vow To Thee My Country - forever now associated with the Rugby World Cup. They should choose either the Archers theme tune or Yakkety Sax (Benny Hill) and just be done with it.[/p][/quote]should you be so disparaging about the neighbours who pay all the bills here? But since we're looking at comedy alternative suggestions how about some for Cardiff Bay? Listen to your (Edwina) Hart - Roxette, or Me and Mrs (Carwyn) Jones -Billy Preston, Money, that's what I want - The Beatles or, my personal favourite, Castles in the Air - Don McClean. I want to break free - Queen anybody? Doubt it.[/p][/quote]Busy doin' nothing by Bing Crosbie? Mr Miffed
  • Score: -1

8:40am Tue 22 Jul 14

Mervyn James says...

That's the problem with football, people try to take it seriously.....
That's the problem with football, people try to take it seriously..... Mervyn James
  • Score: -7

9:55am Tue 22 Jul 14

Llanmartinangel says...

Mr Miffed wrote:
Stevenboy wrote:
mocyoung wrote:
Er, this is Wales, not England. Who gives a monkeys? The English wouldn't know a good anthem if it bit them on the behind. God Save the Queen - dire. Land of Hope and Glory - stirring but no-one knows the words. Jerusalem - nice tune but rendered pathetic by a desire to place the middle-eastern residing Christian saviour in England. I Vow To Thee My Country - forever now associated with the Rugby World Cup.

They should choose either the Archers theme tune or Yakkety Sax (Benny Hill) and just be done with it.
should you be so disparaging about the neighbours who pay all the bills here? But since we're looking at comedy alternative suggestions how about some for Cardiff Bay? Listen to your (Edwina) Hart - Roxette, or Me and Mrs (Carwyn) Jones -Billy Preston, Money, that's what I want - The Beatles or, my personal favourite, Castles in the Air - Don McClean. I want to break free - Queen anybody? Doubt it.
Busy doin' nothing by Bing Crosbie?
Let's Pretend by Des O'Connor?
[quote][p][bold]Mr Miffed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevenboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mocyoung[/bold] wrote: Er, this is Wales, not England. Who gives a monkeys? The English wouldn't know a good anthem if it bit them on the behind. God Save the Queen - dire. Land of Hope and Glory - stirring but no-one knows the words. Jerusalem - nice tune but rendered pathetic by a desire to place the middle-eastern residing Christian saviour in England. I Vow To Thee My Country - forever now associated with the Rugby World Cup. They should choose either the Archers theme tune or Yakkety Sax (Benny Hill) and just be done with it.[/p][/quote]should you be so disparaging about the neighbours who pay all the bills here? But since we're looking at comedy alternative suggestions how about some for Cardiff Bay? Listen to your (Edwina) Hart - Roxette, or Me and Mrs (Carwyn) Jones -Billy Preston, Money, that's what I want - The Beatles or, my personal favourite, Castles in the Air - Don McClean. I want to break free - Queen anybody? Doubt it.[/p][/quote]Busy doin' nothing by Bing Crosbie?[/p][/quote]Let's Pretend by Des O'Connor? Llanmartinangel
  • Score: -10

11:45am Tue 22 Jul 14

pwlldu says...

Llanmartingargoyle wrote: every taxi driver is still required to carry a bail of hay in the boot of his car, to feed his horse. another example of out dated laws from an out dated GB.
Llanmartingargoyle wrote: every taxi driver is still required to carry a bail of hay in the boot of his car, to feed his horse. another example of out dated laws from an out dated GB. pwlldu
  • Score: 8

11:52am Tue 22 Jul 14

pwlldu says...

The English FA still wants Welsh, Irish and Scottish FA's to support them when dealing with FIFA and UEFA. If Scotland gain independance how many votes more would the song for Europe have over the UK.
The English FA still wants Welsh, Irish and Scottish FA's to support them when dealing with FIFA and UEFA. If Scotland gain independance how many votes more would the song for Europe have over the UK. pwlldu
  • Score: 7

5:57pm Tue 22 Jul 14

PrivateTom10000001 says...

According to the BBC, Tim Henman was English when they thought he was going to win Wimbledon.

However Andy Murray when he won it was British!!!!


Please don’t hit out on a poor gargoyle even though he’s no Angel
According to the BBC, Tim Henman was English when they thought he was going to win Wimbledon. However Andy Murray when he won it was British!!!! Please don’t hit out on a poor gargoyle even though he’s no Angel PrivateTom10000001
  • Score: 5

11:20am Wed 23 Jul 14

welshmen says...

pwlldu wrote:
"Land of my Fathers" " Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhaday" Is Wales and my national Anthem and hope it will get played a lot during the Commonwealth Games.
Mae hen wlad fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi,
Gwlad beirdd a chantorion, enwogion o fri;
Ei gwrol ryfelwyr, gwladgarwyr tra mad,
Dros ryddid collasant eu gwaed.

(Chorus)
Gwlad, gwlad, pleidiol wyf i'm gwlad.
Tra môr yn fur i'r bur hoff bau,
O bydded i'r hen iaith barhau.
Nice one piddlypoo, gwneud yn dda....
[quote][p][bold]pwlldu[/bold] wrote: "Land of my Fathers" " Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhaday" Is Wales and my national Anthem and hope it will get played a lot during the Commonwealth Games. Mae hen wlad fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi, Gwlad beirdd a chantorion, enwogion o fri; Ei gwrol ryfelwyr, gwladgarwyr tra mad, Dros ryddid collasant eu gwaed. (Chorus) Gwlad, gwlad, pleidiol wyf i'm gwlad. Tra môr yn fur i'r bur hoff bau, O bydded i'r hen iaith barhau.[/p][/quote]Nice one piddlypoo, gwneud yn dda.... welshmen
  • Score: -6

9:24pm Sat 26 Jul 14

NakedDancer says...

Llanmartingargoyle wrote:
pwlldu wrote:
The UK government has rejected calls to remove an “anti-Scottish” verse from the British National Anthem to make it more inclusive.

Lord Goldsmith, the former attorney general who led Gordon Brown’s review of British citizenship, had suggested that a verse calling for “rebellious Scots” to be crushed ought to be rewritten.

His remarks provoked speculation that the little-known stanza in God Save the Queen, written during the Jacobite uprising of 1745, was likely to be altered or officially disowned.
Lord grant that Marshal Wade
May by thy mighty aid
Victory bring
May he sedition hush
And like a torrent rush
Rebellious Scots to crush
God save the King
In Chester, its legal to shoot a Welsh person with a bow and arrow inside city walls after midnight. In Hereford, you may not shoot a Welsh person on Sunday with a longbow in the Cathedral Close.
Placing a postage stamp that bears the Queen (or King) upside down is considered treason.
In York, excluding Sundays, it is perfectly legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow.
“Just rejoice at that news"
All nonsense, myth or superseded by subsequent laws. Google it silly troll.
[quote][p][bold]Llanmartingargoyle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pwlldu[/bold] wrote: The UK government has rejected calls to remove an “anti-Scottish” verse from the British National Anthem to make it more inclusive. Lord Goldsmith, the former attorney general who led Gordon Brown’s review of British citizenship, had suggested that a verse calling for “rebellious Scots” to be crushed ought to be rewritten. His remarks provoked speculation that the little-known stanza in God Save the Queen, written during the Jacobite uprising of 1745, was likely to be altered or officially disowned. Lord grant that Marshal Wade May by thy mighty aid Victory bring May he sedition hush And like a torrent rush Rebellious Scots to crush God save the King[/p][/quote]In Chester, its legal to shoot a Welsh person with a bow and arrow inside city walls after midnight. In Hereford, you may not shoot a Welsh person on Sunday with a longbow in the Cathedral Close. Placing a postage stamp that bears the Queen (or King) upside down is considered treason. In York, excluding Sundays, it is perfectly legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow. “Just rejoice at that news"[/p][/quote]All nonsense, myth or superseded by subsequent laws. Google it silly troll. NakedDancer
  • Score: 1

10:16am Sun 27 Jul 14

Crossbenchtory says...

NakedDancer wrote:
Llanmartingargoyle wrote:
pwlldu wrote:
The UK government has rejected calls to remove an “anti-Scottish” verse from the British National Anthem to make it more inclusive.

Lord Goldsmith, the former attorney general who led Gordon Brown’s review of British citizenship, had suggested that a verse calling for “rebellious Scots” to be crushed ought to be rewritten.

His remarks provoked speculation that the little-known stanza in God Save the Queen, written during the Jacobite uprising of 1745, was likely to be altered or officially disowned.
Lord grant that Marshal Wade
May by thy mighty aid
Victory bring
May he sedition hush
And like a torrent rush
Rebellious Scots to crush
God save the King
In Chester, its legal to shoot a Welsh person with a bow and arrow inside city walls after midnight. In Hereford, you may not shoot a Welsh person on Sunday with a longbow in the Cathedral Close.
Placing a postage stamp that bears the Queen (or King) upside down is considered treason.
In York, excluding Sundays, it is perfectly legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow.
“Just rejoice at that news"
All nonsense, myth or superseded by subsequent laws. Google it silly troll.
We could create a new law, making it legal to spray for stupidity.

I would recommend buckshot.
[quote][p][bold]NakedDancer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Llanmartingargoyle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pwlldu[/bold] wrote: The UK government has rejected calls to remove an “anti-Scottish” verse from the British National Anthem to make it more inclusive. Lord Goldsmith, the former attorney general who led Gordon Brown’s review of British citizenship, had suggested that a verse calling for “rebellious Scots” to be crushed ought to be rewritten. His remarks provoked speculation that the little-known stanza in God Save the Queen, written during the Jacobite uprising of 1745, was likely to be altered or officially disowned. Lord grant that Marshal Wade May by thy mighty aid Victory bring May he sedition hush And like a torrent rush Rebellious Scots to crush God save the King[/p][/quote]In Chester, its legal to shoot a Welsh person with a bow and arrow inside city walls after midnight. In Hereford, you may not shoot a Welsh person on Sunday with a longbow in the Cathedral Close. Placing a postage stamp that bears the Queen (or King) upside down is considered treason. In York, excluding Sundays, it is perfectly legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow. “Just rejoice at that news"[/p][/quote]All nonsense, myth or superseded by subsequent laws. Google it silly troll.[/p][/quote]We could create a new law, making it legal to spray for stupidity. I would recommend buckshot. Crossbenchtory
  • Score: -2

3:32pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Ollie254 says...

Mr Miffed wrote:
letsgobarbie wrote:
William Blake's “Jerusalem” is the obvious choice for the English anthem ..what a great tune.
Another thing that should change is the Welsh emblem on the WRU jerseys.
Get rid of Prince Charles coat of arms the three feathers!! And replace it with a proper welsh one like a red dragon or a daffodil.
'Get rid of Prince Charles coat of arms the three feathers!! And replace it with a proper welsh one like a red dragon or a daffodil.'

Or a giro?
Or a kebab and a bottle if white lightening.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Miffed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]letsgobarbie[/bold] wrote: William Blake's “Jerusalem” is the obvious choice for the English anthem ..what a great tune. Another thing that should change is the Welsh emblem on the WRU jerseys. Get rid of Prince Charles coat of arms the three feathers!! And replace it with a proper welsh one like a red dragon or a daffodil.[/p][/quote]'Get rid of Prince Charles coat of arms the three feathers!! And replace it with a proper welsh one like a red dragon or a daffodil.' Or a giro?[/p][/quote]Or a kebab and a bottle if white lightening. Ollie254
  • Score: -1

6:02pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Milkmanofhumankindness says...

NakedDancer wrote:
Llanmartingargoyle wrote:
pwlldu wrote:
The UK government has rejected calls to remove an “anti-Scottish” verse from the British National Anthem to make it more inclusive.

Lord Goldsmith, the former attorney general who led Gordon Brown’s review of British citizenship, had suggested that a verse calling for “rebellious Scots” to be crushed ought to be rewritten.

His remarks provoked speculation that the little-known stanza in God Save the Queen, written during the Jacobite uprising of 1745, was likely to be altered or officially disowned.
Lord grant that Marshal Wade
May by thy mighty aid
Victory bring
May he sedition hush
And like a torrent rush
Rebellious Scots to crush
God save the King
In Chester, its legal to shoot a Welsh person with a bow and arrow inside city walls after midnight. In Hereford, you may not shoot a Welsh person on Sunday with a longbow in the Cathedral Close.
Placing a postage stamp that bears the Queen (or King) upside down is considered treason.
In York, excluding Sundays, it is perfectly legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow.
“Just rejoice at that news"
All nonsense, myth or superseded by subsequent laws. Google it silly troll.
Google this wise guy: "The Welsh Not"
[quote][p][bold]NakedDancer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Llanmartingargoyle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pwlldu[/bold] wrote: The UK government has rejected calls to remove an “anti-Scottish” verse from the British National Anthem to make it more inclusive. Lord Goldsmith, the former attorney general who led Gordon Brown’s review of British citizenship, had suggested that a verse calling for “rebellious Scots” to be crushed ought to be rewritten. His remarks provoked speculation that the little-known stanza in God Save the Queen, written during the Jacobite uprising of 1745, was likely to be altered or officially disowned. Lord grant that Marshal Wade May by thy mighty aid Victory bring May he sedition hush And like a torrent rush Rebellious Scots to crush God save the King[/p][/quote]In Chester, its legal to shoot a Welsh person with a bow and arrow inside city walls after midnight. In Hereford, you may not shoot a Welsh person on Sunday with a longbow in the Cathedral Close. Placing a postage stamp that bears the Queen (or King) upside down is considered treason. In York, excluding Sundays, it is perfectly legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow. “Just rejoice at that news"[/p][/quote]All nonsense, myth or superseded by subsequent laws. Google it silly troll.[/p][/quote]Google this wise guy: "The Welsh Not" Milkmanofhumankindness
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