I bet he isn’t thinking of this version

The Telegraph

I reckon David Camerion hasn’t thought things through…and I just bet he wasn’t thinking of this version:

David Cameron has backed calls for England to have its own anthem for its sports teams – declaring that his personal choice would be the hymn Jerusalem.

His intervention will be a big boost for the campaign for England to have its own sporting anthem in time for the next football World Cup in Brazil in 2014.

The Government does not have an official stance on the issue, with spokesmen up to now saying it should be up to sporting authorities to decide what is played before the start of international contests.

However, according to the ConservativeHome website, the Prime Minister told a group of young Tory activists at Downing Street this month that he could understand why supporters of England sports teams believe they should have their own anthem, as Scotland and Wales do.

His own choice, he told the Conservative Future group, would be Jerusalem – the poem by William Blake which was set to stirring music by Sir Hubert Parry in 1916.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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