MPs debate replacing the national anthemWatch
MPs are to debate whether to drop God Save The Queen as England’s anthem at major sporting events and replace it with the country’s own official national anthem.
Toby Perkins, the Labour MP for Chesterfield, believes England should follow Wales and Scotland in using their own anthem before events, with his bill to be debated on Wednesday.
Previous polls have made Jerusalem the favourite for an England-specific anthem – with David Cameron reportedly among those in favour. Other options including Land of Hope and Glory, I Vow To Thee My Country, and Swing Low Sweet Chariot.
Land of hope and glory - mentions God and the empire
I Vow to Thee, My Country - possible but perhaps a little un PC given the number of people who country this isn't
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - not English and too much about god
God Save The Queen - Mentions god but at least it has tradition behind it so this gets my vote
'When Britain first, at Heaven's command'
Given this will be the English national anthem I think this is why it hasn't been selected
The current anthem is just encouraging a deity hardly anyone believes in anymore to save a woman who has the greatest healthcare money can buy.
We should sing it sarcastically.
Two world wars and one world cup.