If the Prime Minister didn’t know who wrote Rule Britannia why should Jeremy Corbyn be obliged to sing the National Anthem?
Words set to a second rate tune that even Beethoven couldn’t enliven,written in 1745 to celebrate a victory of Charles Stuart over George II.
What has the Divine Right of Kings, or its absence, to do with loyalty to one’s country?
Whatever they may believe, monarchists do not have the monopoly on patriotism, as witnessed by the statue of Oliver Cromwell outside parliament.
This same mentality which once decried Michael Foot’s so called ‘donkey jacket’ was more frighteningly applied in Europe with the persecution of those who refused to give the Nazi salute.
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