Liarbore gets its teeth into the national anthem...

#1
...Yep folks, you read it right.


Not content with transforming the UK from top to bottom in the space of a single decade, it seems that yet another labour face (well, ex labour face) wants to stamp his mark on the country by making the national anthem...

...Want to guess?

More snappy?
More uplifting?
More dramatic?
Louder?
Longer?
Or More inclusive?

The news said:
Former Attorney General Lord Goldsmith has suggested to Sky News that the National Anthem might need an update for the 21st century.

Gordon Brown kicked off the debate on "Britishness" last year, when he spoke of citizenship and a new patriotism.

But Lord Goldsmith has now told Sky's political editor Adam Boulton there was a problem with later verses of God Save the Queen and that some people were arguing for a change.
That's right, apparently our national anthem isn't Inclusive enough.
Heaven forbid that England be allowed it's own anthem, especially when Wales's national anthem is only "Traditional" and Scotland's is only "up for discussion".

Think they'll get round to taking the "Great" out of "Great Britain" ?

They've done it in every other way, why not in name too :x .
 
#2
And later:

Downing Street played down suggestions Mr Brown was looking for a snappy motto to display on public buildings like the USA's "In God We Trust".

Asked if "For Queen and Country" would not be an adequate motto, Lord Goldsmith said: "'Queen and country' is something but I don't think that sums up the country at all."
They could have a point here, after all, "Dieu et mon droit" is a bit French. Perhaps "Gott mit uns" would sit a bit better.
 
#4
putteesinmyhands said:
And later:

Downing Street played down suggestions Mr Brown was looking for a snappy motto to display on public buildings like the USA's "In God We Trust".

Asked if "For Queen and Country" would not be an adequate motto, Lord Goldsmith said: "'Queen and country' is something but I don't think that sums up the country at all."
They could have a point here, after all, "Dieu et mon droit" is a bit French. Perhaps "Gott mit uns" would sit a bit better.
Arbeit Macht Frei?

Praise Be to Allaah?

Got me giro mate, innit?
 
#5
Qui bono?, perhaps? Or maybe Fujiama, given this current lot's apparent attitude.

On the subject of Arbeit macht frei, I'd suggest that for those of us who pay taxes, Arbeit macht andere frei is more accurate, if less resonant.
 
#6
suits_U said:
Ive said it before and Ill say it again.
Cunts, the lot of them.
That would look good carved in marble or granite over the entrance way to parliment and the old bailey.

BBC news will never be the same again. :)
 
#8
"I know my rights!"
 
#10
actually, I have to say, it is a singularly dull and flaccid tune. Whenever I hear the Marseillaise or Land of my Fathers I actually feel something, but God Save the Queen is a musical wet fish.
 
#11
codbutt said:
actually, I have to say, it is a singularly dull and flaccid tune. Whenever I hear the Marseillaise or Land of my Fathers I actually feel something, but God Save the Queen is a musical wet fish.
Good God! What's your real name, Jean-Phillipe Evans?
 
#12
codbutt said:
actually, I have to say, it is a singularly dull and flaccid tune. Whenever I hear the Marseillaise or Land of my Fathers I actually feel something, but God Save the Queen is a musical wet fish.
Well you could always fcuk off and be french if you prefer.
 
#13
Yes, but it's usually taken far too slowly and thus winds up sounding like a funeral dirge. Put a little bit of life into it and it sounds almost jaunty (It's also over quicker, which can be considered a small mercy for those who regard the tune as beyond salvage).
 
#14
God Save The Queen is our national anthem, it'll never reach No1 in the charts but it's our national anthem, it does not need changing. It's British those who don't like it or want to change it sod off somewhere else.
 

Biped

LE
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#15
I love our national anthem, and I may be mistaken, but is it not treasonous to change the wording?

Allegedly, this is what the Labliar party want it to say, to be inclusive of those who wish to be included in our customs and manners, and to allow them to feel some pride in their multiculturalist identity.

Allah save our gracious Broon,
Long live our noble Broon,
Mohammed save the Infidel!
Send them victorious,
Unhappy, inglorious,
Long to denude us;
of all that has been!!

O Allah their God arise,
bomb-blast the infidel
And make them crawl;
Confounded our politics,
Frustrated by knavish tricks,
On Thee our hopes we fux,
Allah help us all!

Thy choicest gifts we rob
On infidels be pleased to pour;
Napalm and nails;
Nobody defend our laws,
And ever give us cause
To pack up and shift abroad,
Allah save the Broon!

Not in this land united,
But be Allah's mercies divided,
From shore to shore!
Lord make the nations see,
That men brothers used to be,
Now form chav families,
The wide world over.

From every latent foe,
From the assassins blow,
We roll over too keen,!
O'er mine armies extend,
A hacked budget for defence,
Our politocos are no friends,
God please take Broon!

Lord grant thunderbolts from space
May by thy mighty aid
Labour's falling bring.
May their sedition hush,
And like a torrent rush,
Incompetent Porridge Wogs to crush.
God save the Queen!
 
#16
Biped said:
I love our national anthem, and I may be mistaken, but is it not treasonous to change the wording?

Allegedly, this is what the Labliar party want it to say, to be inclusive of those who wish to be included in our customs and manners, and to allow them to feel some pride in their multiculturalist identity.

Allah save our gracious Broon,
Long live our noble Broon,
Mohammed save the Infidel!
Send them victorious,
Unhappy, inglorious,
Long to denude us;
of all that has been!!

O Allah their God arise,
bomb-blast the infidel
And make them crawl;
Confounded our politics,
Frustrated by knavish tricks,
On Thee our hopes we fux,
Allah help us all!

Thy choicest gifts we rob
On infidels be pleased to pour;
Napalm and nails;
Nobody defend our laws,
And ever give us cause
To pack up and shift abroad,
Allah save the Broon!

Not in this land united,
But be Allah's mercies divided,
From shore to shore!
Lord make the nations see,
That men brothers used to be,
Now form chav families,
The wide world over.

From every latent foe,
From the assassins blow,
We roll over too keen,!
O'er mine armies extend,
A hacked budget for defence,
Our politocos are no friends,
God please take Broon!

Lord grant thunderbolts from space
May by thy mighty aid
Labour's falling bring.
May their sedition hush,
And like a torrent rush,
Incompetent Porridge Wogs to crush.
God save the Queen!
I bet you done that while in work didn't you!
 
#17
Not in this land alone,
But be God's mercies known,
From shore to shore!
Lord make the nations see,
That men should brothers be,
And form one family,
The wide world o'er!

can't get more inclusive than that, surely?
 
#18
Allways look on the bright side of life.

We could always adopt the ellis island moto slightly modified, give me your sick, criminals, terrorists and scroungers
 
#19
Completely barking - and from a noble Lord as well - GET A GRIP MAN!

Rather than being 'inclusive' how about being just a little exclusive for a change? - Encouraging all citizens that live here to be proud to be British.

Do you want to be British or not? - if not the doors that way! lets consider the majority of UK citizens for a change!!

How do they think we were such a great power in the past?

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD GIVE ME STRENGTH (its at times like this other extreme UK parties really do seem the only real alternative - personally I don't agree with their methods - but hey they are proud to be British and ideas like this will only fuel their popularity!)

Cheers
 
#20
Sorry, but I do agree that the National Anthem should be changed - it is spectacularly flaccid and droning!

Jerusalem - would sound SO much better at any football stadium! it is quintisentially British, and reminds us of the england that we love - the WI, Tea and Scones, warm beer - it carries a pride in being British!

Rule Britannia - well, since Bliar and gordon the moron have destroyed the navy, we dont really rule the waves anymore, and most people in britain mumble the verses and join in the chorus!

Land of hope and glory - great tune, but again sufferes from the mumbling the second verse problem.
 

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