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Good old England

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    Thats why everyone want's out...................... From: The Queen's Royal Lancers Website

    Goodbye to my England, So long my old friend

    Your days are numbered, being brought to an end

    To be Scottish, Irish or Welsh that is fine

    But don't say you're English, that's way out of line.

    The French and the Germans may call themselves such

    So may Norwegians, the Swedes and the Dutch

    You can say you are Russian or maybe a Dane

    But don't say you're English ever again.

    At Broadcasting House the word is taboo

    In Brussels it's scrapped, in Parliament too

    Even schools are affected, staff do as they're told

    They must not teach children about England of old.

    Writers like Shakespeare, Milton and Shaw

    The pupils don't learn about them anymore

    And Agincourt, Hastings, Arnhem or Mons?

    When England lost hosts of her very brave sons.

    We are not Europeans, how can we be?

    Europe is miles away over the sea

    We're the English from England, so let's all be proud

    Stand up and be counted - Shout it out loud!

    Let's tell our Government and Brussels too

    We're proud of our heritage and the Red, White and Blue

    Fly the flag of Saint George or the Union Jack

    Let the world know - WE WANT OUR ENGLAND BACK!

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    One of the things I still like best about Australia was how wonderfully patriotic people are - and can be without causing offense!

     

    Great poem, great sentiments, thanks for posting.

     

    Diane

    Proudly English AND Australian!

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    Yep,thats why im here in Adelaide,thanks Blair and co for destroying my homeland,still every cloud........!

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    Guest SA Great
    Yep,thats why im here in Adelaide,thanks Blair and co for destroying my homeland,still every cloud........!

     

    Is it really that bad over there?? If so then why??? Sorry but it's been so long since i lived there, have really lost touch.

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    And where are you living exactly.........? Lol:biglaugh::P

     

    Sorry, couldn't resist, just pulling your leg mate.

     

    No worries:p, its sad though and why we left, can the last one out please turn out the light , or what light there is left.

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    Is it really that bad over there?? If so then why??? Sorry but it's been so long since i lived there, have really lost touch.

     

    I don't think it's that bad everywhere. My son has done all about the Saxons and the Tudors and Shakespeare at school (he is only 9) and is going to see a version of Romeo and Juliet next week on a school trip. By the way it's a state school. They learn about all the different religions (my daughter did a trip to a synagogue last week) but we also have a christian nativity play and carols and harvest festival in the local church. The village I live in has recently erected a flagpole (donated privately in memory of a villager who died) next to the war memorial which flies the George Cross every day, except on certain occasions when it might fly the Union Flag. So there are still corners of England left!!

     

    However the government want to ruin the whole area and build an eco-town of 5000 houses here :arghh:

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