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Rebellious Scots to crush.

National anthem 'could be anti-Scots' - Telegraph

The national anthem is not inclusive and should perhaps be changed, Lord Goldsmith, the former attorney general now leading a citizenship review for Gordon Brown, has suggested.

He said that there were problems with some of the later verses of the anthem, which refer to "rebellious Scots" being crushed.

Nice to know that Fatty Goldsmith has other things to worry about apart from his pension and why doesn't the Telegraph actually print the sixth verse?

Lord grant that Marshal Wade
May by thy mighty aid Victory bring.
May he sedition hush,
And like a torrent rush,
Rebellious Scots to crush.
God save the Queen!

It certainly sung with gusto here before the Calcutta Cup game...

Of course the real problem is that it is the British Anthem and England and English teams need their own.

Comments

"Of course the real problem is that it is the British Anthem" Yes indeed, that is the real problem. It should represent the whole of Britain and should not offend any of the home countries. Similarly, how many times have you heard the monarch referred to as the Queen of Britain? Never! Right? The Queen of England each and every time. The problem with Britain is, put bluntly, England.

Quite correct. England invaded every one of the home nations, and also France. Not familiar with the word "bully" apparently.

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