Yet again they try to erase our history and culture.
A council is considering banning Land of Hope and Glory from Remembrance Day celebrations because it is too political - and replacing it with the more "relevant" Rod Stewart song Sailing.
Wolverhampton council will decide on the motion forwarded by the Labour councillor Peter O'Neill.
He declined to say why exactly he objected to Edward Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance and why he thought the words written for it were political, adding: "It's just my personal view."
He said Sailing would be a more appropriate song because it was more relevant to the younger generation.
To be fair to Wolverhampton this is just one prat putting forward a view, so far, unlike last year where another Black Country council banned Poppies as a fire hazard.
Oh and "relevance to the yoof" - what bollocks - especially using a 1970s song as an example...
UPDATE: - I think it is entirely appropriate to include "Sailing" in a Service of Remembrance as it was in a way the theme tune of The Falklands War, just as some of Dame Vera's tunes represent the last European unpleasantness - as Dear Noelie remarked there is a "potency of cheap music" but in addition, not as a replacement.
UPDATE 2: - I note Tim Worstall comes to the same view and also quotes Dear Noelie - "Great minds seldom differ - or something".