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5 hours ago, Andy Onchan said:

I remember waking up to this for many years:

 

Ironically arranged by a certain gentleman going by the name of Fritz Spiegl 🤣

Jesus. How old are you exactly? 

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4 hours ago, Barlow said:

I always used to stand up for the British National Anthem at the end of the evening in the good old days when it was at end of the night's TV.

I don’t believe that for one second. 

It always used to be played at the cinema at the end of the performance. This was in the days of us having to leave our hippy bells in a cardboard box by the ticket booth. I think it was then that I learned to hate it the most. We just wanted to get out, get our bells, get a bag of chips and jingle our way home. 

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The Manx National Anthem used to be played on Manx Radio every night just before it shut down at a sensible time. In the days before people were out drinking abs driving till the early hours. It was always accompanied by the phrase (and excuse the spelling - my written Manx is rusty) ‘ta radio Vannin dho nannish’. (Manx radio is shutting down). I used to like it then. 

Andrew the politician is way out of touch. Anthems, nationalism, patriotism makes my blood run cold. Attachment to anything, especially ones country is the stuff battles are made from, wars are fought, noses are punched. Do away with the whole bloody lot and celebrate our oneness would be a much better idea in my humble opinion.

But thoughts like that don’t make wars and wars make money so there’s little chance that ‘oneness’ will be celebrated any time soon  

 

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7 minutes ago, Andy Onchan said:

That particular arrangement ran on BBC Radio 4 between 1978 and 2006

God. Was it really. I thought you were talking about the 1930’s or something. I gave up my TV in 1976 (during the hot summer) so I’m kind of out of the loop.

As for the other. Behave. 

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13 minutes ago, Roxanne said:

The Manx National Anthem used to be played on Manx Radio every night just before it shut down at a sensible time. In the days before people were out drinking abs driving till the early hours. It was always accompanied by the phrase (and excuse the spelling - my written Manx is rusty) ‘ta radio Vannin dho nannish’. (Manx radio is shutting down). I used to like it then. 

Andrew the politician is way out of touch. Anthems, nationalism, patriotism makes my blood run cold. Attachment to anything, especially ones country is the stuff battles are made from, wars are fought, noses are punched. Do away with the whole bloody lot and celebrate our oneness would be a much better idea in my humble opinion.

But thoughts like that don’t make wars and wars make money so there’s little chance that ‘oneness’ will be celebrated any time soon  

 

Don't agree with any of that Roxanne. There are some wonderful national anthems sung with great pride all over the world. The American and French are particularly strong. I agree with Andrew Rosindell, even though I'm not a huge fan of the tune or words. Same goes for the Manx National anthem, but they definitely have their place in our culture.

The stupidest comment on this has come from Gary Lineker (Again), the BBC's highest paid presenter. 

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3 hours ago, 2112 said:

Perhaps it should be sung before every Keys and Tynpotwald Sitting. Anyone not singing with gusto should be taken around the back and ……………….. put up against the wall (sarcasm alert!)

Don't be ridiculous! We live in a 21st century democracy. It's only right that our elected representatives are free to represent the good people who elected them in any way they see fit.

Once they've been made to pledge their allegiance to an unelected hereditary monarch who lives elsewhere in an 18th century palace with horse guards and gold plated carriages, and agreed to get her permission before passing any laws or doing anything of significance, then they should be allowed to rule as they see fit.

Insisting they sing our national anthem would just make us look backwards and undemocratic wouldn't it?

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21 minutes ago, A fool and his money..... said:

It's only right that our elected representatives are free to represent the good people who elected them in any way they see fit.

Sure.

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1 hour ago, Shake me up Judy said:

Don't agree with any of that Roxanne. There are some wonderful national anthems sung with great pride all over the world. The American and French are particularly strong. I agree with Andrew Rosindell, even though I'm not a huge fan of the tune or words. Same goes for the Manx National anthem, but they definitely have their place in our culture.

The stupidest comment on this has come from Gary Lineker (Again), the BBC's highest paid presenter. 

Sorry but nothing gets close to the Welsh anthem especially sung at Cardiff Arms park at the rugby. New Zealand's takes some beating too . 

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17 hours ago, Shake me up Judy said:

Don't agree with any of that Roxanne. There are some wonderful national anthems sung with great pride all over the world. The American and French are particularly strong. I agree with Andrew Rosindell, even though I'm not a huge fan of the tune or words. Same goes for the Manx National anthem, but they definitely have their place in our culture.

The stupidest comment on this has come from Gary Lineker (Again), the BBC's highest paid presenter. 

Anyone who thinks the American anthem is "strong" has obviously never had to sing it. Strangling would be a better adjective. 

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