As for a change in the Anthem, Jerusalem was mentioned, the only problem I see with that is that it is named after a city that is not in the UK. Jerusalem is in Israel. That is like America using an Anthem named “Paris”. It seems odd to me.
‘Jerusalem’ the poem (set to music) isn’t literally about the actual city of Jerusalem, it’s about England.
In fact it’s specifically about Jerusalem not being in England 😄 It’s a warning about not being complacent and too nationalistic and it’s sung frequently by people who are complacently nationalistic.
It’s bit like David Cameron professing to his love of The Jam’s Eton Rifles - with Weller remarking that Cameron obviously didn’t understand the song… (‘which bit didn’t he get?’) 😃
Aye, I agree with this take on Blake’s Jerusalem…
though would equally be open for anything by Transvision Vamp or Half Man Half Biscuit too for a new national anthem 😉