England considers new national anthem

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Thu, 14 Jan 2016, 6:41AM

England considers new national anthem

Author
AAP ,
Publish Date
Thu, 14 Jan 2016, 6:41AM

British MPs have agreed to debate replacing England's royalist anthem God Save the Queen.

The song is the national anthem of the United Kingdom and is played at sporting events where the four home nations - England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland - play as a team and when England competes separately.

Critics say another anthem for England would divide Britain by encouraging individual nationalisms, while supporters say it would re-establish the idea of four separate nations with separate identities.