LETTER: Anthem is a jingoistic dirge

It is utter nonsense for our tabloid press to suggest that it is unpatriotic for our new messiah, or JC to his friends and supporters, to decline the opportunity to mumble the jingoistic dirge that currently serves as our national anthem.

With all of the musical and poetic genius that resides on ‘This Scepter’d Isle’, surely we can compose something better, something that celebrates the glory of our multi-faceted, multi-cultural future rather than the crimes of our colonial past. Many years ago Billy Connolly suggested the theme tune to The Archers.

Can you do better?

Steve Gough

Motcombe Road

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