Even if this is the only post allowed may I return briefly to the national anthem question? which incidentally needn't have got so vexed. When I am on the evening dog walk I am treated to ours and theirs (The Star Spangled Banner) played at full tilt. It's the music that counts, try as I might, I cannot but stride out head high and shoulders back when theirs is belting out. They are extremely poor recordings to boot. Handel wrote some soul stirring stuff, unfortunately God save the King isn't. How about a national competition for new words set to Hail the Conquering Hero (Judas Maccabeus). I can imagine myself standing on the ridge puffed up with pride.