"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Friday, 23 April 2010

Overkill: St George's Day Mk II


We must build on what we have as a nation, as a people, and not rest on the past. We basked in the glory of Empire and lost generations in the two World Wars. That's why it's been so easy to break us up into Regions of the EU - we need a cohesive centre to remind us of our capabilities. The English can come together, demand the right not to be broken into Regions and to be their own people with their own country, their own Parliament. Unfortunately, something inside tells me that this is exactly what the EU wants: the fragmentation of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Whatever we do, it seems we dance to their tune. Alternatively, we could just wait for the crunch.

Happy St George's Day.

4 comments:

  1. That was beautiful. Thank you.

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  2. Happy St. Geordie's day. As a Scot I must say I get goosebumps listening to that music. I wish it was Scottish:o(

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  3. You're welcome, Mrs R. If we English bloggers can't post Land of Hope & Glory/I Vow to Thee My Country on St George's Day, then when can we? And thanks to you too, Scunert - though don't be greedy - you Scots have lots of stirring music :-)

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  4. we English have to stand up and be counted i will never be european or british i vow this to my country

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