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Britains,
How do you feel about your Anthem? You sing "God Save The Queen" to represent your country, but the Queen has no real political power (maybe economic power)
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>still having monarchy
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>>53248670
>but the Queen has no real political power
That is the only reason we tolerate a Monarch m8. The Queen is a public servant and figurehead for the country. Stuff like the national anthem where we celebrate the Queen is a celebration of the country. It's about symbolism.

What Brits won't do is respect power. The Prime Minister and powerful politicians are resented and mocked on a daily basis. If the Queen was powerful, she would not be respected.

Anyways, God save the Queen is a shit national anthem, I would prefer this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvouc8Qs_MI
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Daily reminder God Save the King/Queen was originally a French song about the anal fistula of our King.
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lizzy has been around my whole life, shes like a grandmother to me and many other britons

ill die for my queen.

god save the queen
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>>53249401
>''include us include us''

french every thread
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>>53248902
That guy looks like a cross between an ugly Jew and a nigger.
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complete shit
I'm a republican but the tune is shit as well as the lyrical content
Jerusalem or Land of Hope and Glory would be better
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>>53248670
You should add that this melody and the lyrics that inspired this anthem (grand Dieu sauve le Roi) was written in France to celebrate the recovery of Louis 14's anal fistula surgery.

Their anthem they proudly sing is basically a song about a French song about an anal fistula.
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>>53249454
>anal fistula, anal fistula

britain
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>>53249401
>the french invented the song after it had been invented

okay
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>>53248902
imagine being a scandinavian country
no achievements. just a bunch of snow niggers clinging to a rock who live in wooden huts
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>>53249349
God save our gracious David!
Long live our noble David!
God save David!
Send him victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us:
God save the Queen!
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I'm okay with the monarchy.

Hate the anthem. Scotland and Wales get their own. Jerusalem or Land of Hope & Glory would be so much better for England.
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>>53249586
sorry I can't read you over the sound of anal fistula
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She's a top lad.
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>>53249402
It must be so beautiful to be able to experience this feeling. I wish every country was a monarchy desu.
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>>53249688
>Jerusalem or Land of Hope & Glory would be so much better for England.

I Vow To Thee My Country master race
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RULE BRITANNIA, BRITANNIA RULES THE SEA

>tfw my main reason for not wanting a republic and keeping the Union Jack on the flag is so we can actually a vague sense of noble history
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>>53248670
The Monarchy is fine, the anthem is pretty lame but not really because of the lyrics more it's simplistic repetitive nature.

Jerusalem would be GOAT but probably too England-centric.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8VH0sbEU20

An abridged Land of Hope & Glory is another contender, [spoiler]not least because it's somewhat of a militarist right-wing anthem :^)[/spoiler]
https://youtu.be/vpEWpK_Dl7M?t=292
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>>53249349
this, rule brittania and jerusalem are better than god save the queen.
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>>53248670
Just seen >>53249777 's post
I Vow To Thee My Country is also top tier.
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>>53248670
Commonwealth free trade agreement when?
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Ireland's anthem should be les lacs du connemara
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>>53248670

I could be wrong, but the British government derives all of its authority from the crown which in turn derives its authority from God.

God Save The Queen = Live live Britain
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>>53249605
>Finland
>Scandinavian
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No one in this country gives a shit about the Queen. The anthems just there, and it's probably there to stay.
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>>53250085
Rasheed.
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>>53248670
>the Queen has no real political power
>this is what foreigners ACTUALLY BELIEVE
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>>53249962
>Jerusalem would be GOAT but probably too England-centric

that's exactly why it should be an official anthem
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>>53250064
The UK has Parliamentary Supremacy which basically means all real power resides in the House of Commons. The Commons can bring down the British government at any time, with a single vote. It could abolish the Monarchy too.
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>>53250085
sod off paki
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>>53249962
>Jerusalem would be GOAT

>a song about Jihad as the anthem of Britain

Quite fitting, desu
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>>53250085
Alright Ahmed calm down
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>>53249876
I never get why Australians, New Zealanders and Canadians have to have this special snowflake syndrome. Why not accept your heritage and embrace it? Unlike the US you are direct offshoots of Britain.
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>>53250085
uwotm8
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>>53250252
>>53250186
>>53250174
>>53250104
fucking southerners I swear
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Here's the superior version of that song 2bh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06643umEJZg
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>>53250179
>based on a poem about christ
>"jihad"

you sure have islam on the brain today pierre
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>>53250008
when UKIP are in power m8
thats what farage is pushing for. i cant think of anything more glorious than cutting ties with scummy europe and reviving relations with my commonwealth brothers
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>>53250303
Back to Bedford m8
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>>53250303
>implying

i hate having to share the north with socialist cunts and pakis like you
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>>53250303
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroyalfamily/10206708/Confidence-in-British-monarchy-at-all-time-high-poll-shows.html
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>>53250341
>a poem about christ

>I will fight with my sword to impose my religion on the pasture green

Doesn't sound too christic to me fa'm
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>>53250360
don't even know where that is desu
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>>53250104
>>53250186
>>53250252

Are you fucking serious? I don't know anyone anywhere who gives a shit about the Queen. I have one mate who makes half-jokey pro-monarchy statements and claims to love the Queen and Margaret Thatcher but that's about it.

>>53250303

I'm from Essex so you might be onto something. They love the Queen in the North?
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>>53250426
everyone I know hates the Royals. Can't wait until the Queen dies and everyone realises how much of a nonce Charles is
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>>53250417
Of course you wouldnt Rasheed
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The royal family is a neutral symbol to connect people together. It's same as Uncle Sam Patriot/American eagle.
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>>53250482
ebin mate. Everyone that disagrees with you is a paki.
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>>53250410
>what were the crusades

also

>failing to understand metaphor
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>>53250515

It's really not, Americans have unwavering retarded patriotism to their dumb country. Brits see the royal family more as a curiosity, a throwback to a time long gone.

In reality they're just a family of inbreds who use tax money to fund their little Game of Thrones fantasy world.
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>>53250553
Yeah I get the metaphor alright: the "mountains green" is a methaphor for the flag of islam spread across the land.
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>>53250534
Manchester I assume :^)
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>>53250614
>a curiosity, a throwback to a time long gone.
So the perfect symbol for Britain.
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watched this?
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Rule Brittania should be the anthem since its a Scottish song that's also popular in England

Only way to keep everyvone in solidarity. Majority of Scots don't even know the lyrics to GSTQ.

Current Scottish anthem makes a good folk song but its a shit anthem imo. Anthem should be Scots Wha Hae, rousing as fuck.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WgskbClWZ68&feature=youtu.be

Wha for Scotland's King and Law
Freedom's sword will strongly draw
Freeman stand or freeman fa (fall, prononced faw)
Let him follow me!

Simply ebin.

English anthem should be Land of Hope and Glory
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>>53250147
okay, so serious question, why isn't the UK just a republic then?
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>>53250675

Maybe to those on the outside, but Britain's still going strong.
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>>53250730
>to those on the outside
So, to the whole world basically?
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>>53250229
To an extent we do, Britain is an essential part of that identity though. For example one of the biggest and longest running sporting events is the Ashes, an annual cricket match played against England. So while there is a rivalry it's not based on the same thing ideas as Americans.

To add to that Australia never had a revolution like America, so there has never really been a fighting spirit of independence.
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>>53250625
>green flags symbolised islam at the start of the 19th century when blake wrote the poem

i know you're trying to bait but you're not putting much effort into it
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>>53250780

Exactly, to the whole world.
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>>53250720
>not Scotland the Brave
>Land of the misty cloud
>Land of the tempest loud
>Land of the brave and proud
>Land of the free
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>>53250727

Because to have a republic now would require a violent overthrow of the monarchy. And we're far too busy for that.
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>>53250710
you mean this
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>>53250229
Our heritage is proudly British.
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>>53250893

You said the House of Commons can bring down the Monarchy with a single vote.

So this is not true then?
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>>53248670
But I sing Scotland the Brave.
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>>53248670
I love the Queen with all my heart and will always be loyal to her first no matter how much actual executive power she has tbcfhwy lads
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>>53250952
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GowMI4wvmU4
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>>53250968

Cuck: The post
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>>53249454
Nice projecting there.

Fucking Englishmen.
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>>53250927

I'm not the same Brit who said that. Not sure what he's referring to, the only real power the Queen has these days is to seize land wherever she chooses as far as I know.

But either way even if what he said is true the House of Commons would never do that, because the implications would be disastrous. What's the point.
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>>53250880
I don't like that it disparages the Italians among others.

Also the lyrical version is nowhere near as popular as the pipe tune, whereas as everybody knows the words to Scots Wha Hae.
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>>53250952
>not Flower of Scotland
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>>53251056
Fuck, I've been rumbled.
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>>53251056
Its pish though.

Scots Wha Hae master race.

Written by Burns which is credentials aplenty.
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>>53250727
>okay, so serious question, why isn't the UK just a republic then?
UK is a parliamentary democracy. It means that unlike the USA, the head of state (queen) and head of government (big dave) are different people. The head of state is the public image of the country and acts as an ambassador, does public events etc, leaving the Prime Minister more time to run the country. It also means that the country's unifying figurehead is not a powerful government figure, which is good for governance.

So, assume we abolish the monarchy. What happens then? We still need a head of state. It would be a figurehead President, like they have in Germany or Finland, who would be appointed or elected. They have to be paid for just like the monarch.

So why change? Brits prefer that the family personifying their state has a historical connection to the country, rather than having a random popularity contest for a position that doesn't even hold power. It's about tradition and symbols.

>>53250927
The anon you replied to isn't me.

>>53251044
>Not sure what he's referring to
Google "Parliamentary Sovereignty"

>But either way even if what he said is true the House of Commons would never do that
Of course they wouldn't. The public support the Monarchy, MPs who did that would be voted out by their constituents in the next election. I'm just telling the American anon where the power lies.
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>>53248670
that feel when my cunt had he same melody for their anthem, fortunately enough we changed it !
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>>53251044

So is it not the case that while governmental authority is vested in parliament, that it still technically derives its authority from the crown?
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>>53251056
>not scots wha hae
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>>53251050
>it disparages the Italians

that doesn't strike as really disparaging, but that's probably because the French anthem is, literally, about watering our fields with the impure blood of foreigners
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>>53250229
The current Britain is also an offshoot of the one we sprung from. There is no need to be subservient to them since they're not the Britain of a hundred years ago and we have all the facilities to be fully independent

God Save the Queen and the UJ are both still official here as our national anthem and flag we just don't use them.

The royal family is our royal family, always has been and always will be. Republicans are filthy traitors against everything NZ stands for and the flag change referendum isn't going to mean anything other than no government will dare broach the issue until the country has a JF majority
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>>53251224

What happened to this competition you lot had to design the new flag. Is the flag being changed?

Some of those entries were hilarious.
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>>53249769
Logical American, I tip my slouch hat to you.
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>>53251149
"Technically" it comes from what is called the "Crown in Parliament", which is the Commons + Lords + the Sovereign. But the Sovereign is just a rubber stamp on what comes out of the two Houses, and the Lords is just a review body

The most important thing to remember is that Acts of Parliament overrule everything else and they come out of the Commons. The only thing Parliament cannot do is bind future Parliaments.
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>>53251210
It is

>Her sons drinking love from the eyes of her daughters
>Where freedom expires amid softness and sighs
This an accusation that the Italians are not as free as us because they are sloths and cucks that don't know how to fight. I think that's a wee bit harsh on the Italians.
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>>53251050
>>53251103
>>53251171

>scots wha haemind

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5kE3of1Lzo

What is the excuse for this not to be Scotland's national anthem?
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>>53251327

This helps a lot. Thanks.
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>>53251338
It used to be the anthem until The Corries came along with their meme song. Hopefully it''ll change back at some point.
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>>53251338
Flower of Scotland is the one we always sing at football matches.
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>>53251462
No, pretty sure it was just God Save the Queen.

Officially it is, of course.
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>>53251286
The competetion ended last year and nothing good came out of it and the committee designed to pick ones that people could vote for picked the most blandest uninspired shit (all of which used maori designs) which got whittled down to pic related

We vote on if we want to change it or not in april or some shit it's either status quo or that ugly as fuck fern

People are going to vote to keep our current one and our Jew pm is going to have a lot of egg on his beaky face
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>>53251516
Obviously there is only one official anthem of the UK.

But Scots Wha Hae was the anthem of Scotland by common consent for a long time prior to Flower of Scotland.
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>>53249688

I like God save the Queen melody.
It inspirated Haydn to compose das Lied der Deutschen, but it was "Gott erhalte Franz, den Kaiser", with very similar text.

The Holy Roman Empire went down, but then the Germans took from the Austrians the Anthem and improved it.
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>>53249455
probably because he's literally half-black, hlaf-Jewish
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>>53251552
WE COULD HAVE BEEN LEAF BROTHERS NEW ZEALAND!!
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>>53251552
Sadly he isn't going to get a flag to represent his ego.
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>>53249962
>Jerusalem
>England-centric.
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>>53251600
Well, I don't remember anything pre 1974, so I really couldn't say.
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>>53250727
I highly recommend CGP Gray for answer this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhyYgnhhKFw
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>>53252008
>and did those feet in Ancient times
>walk upon ENGLAND'S mountains green

Plus the fact no one outside of England ever actually sings it.
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>>53251891
Sorry mate but our government is actually democratic and wont just force a leaf on us like yours did

>>53251960
I have no idea why people vote for him considering he's a smarmy cunt with no charisma or vision for the future of the country other than making it easier for foreign companies to rape our resources
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