On the previous incarnation of this website we ran a number of polls over the course of five years to determine public attitudes. The results of those polls can be viewed here. It is on the basis of those polls, and the feedback we received from the public, that we should campaign.
- Our aim should be a national referendum on an English anthem, so that we the people, rather than they the politicians, or they the sports admnistrators, can decide which anthem we want for England. A useful precedent has been set by Commonwealth Games England in allowing the public to decide which song should be England’s victory anthem at the Delhi games.
- We must, however, seek to influence politicians in order to bring about a referendum.
- We must at the same time seek to influence England’s sporting associations because those that govern England (see DCMS and No.10) do not wish to ‘interfere’ in the English national anthem debate and state that ‘the choice of anthem at sporting events is entirely a matter for the sport concerned’.
- Our main focus must be to stimulate debate on an English anthem in order to bring about a consensus for change. This website aims to provide a focus for that debate.
If you receive any official correspondence on the subject of an English parliament, whether it’s from a politician or sporting association, please feel free to send it to us so that we can publish it on site. You can use the contact form or email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org