Oh dear oh dear oh dear.
So we start the new year (I've been busy) with a call to 'Britishness' by should-know-better Gordon Brown.
Apparently he'd like us all to fly the Union Jack in our gardens. The Welsh, of course, fared particularly badly in this botched piece of early graphic fascism, our national flag being entirely absent from this hallowed banner.
Which leaves us with the 'anthem' (I'm never too sure of which country) 'God Save the Queen/King'. Ask any Scot about the now often 'omitted' verse;
Lord, grant that Marshal Wade,
May by thy mighty aid,
May he sedition hush, and like a torrent rush,
Rebellious Scots to crush,
God save the King.
Footnote. My microsoft spellchecker insists on replacing 'Britishness' with 'Brutishness'. No comment.