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Monday, February 26, 2007

Democracy in action

Isn't democracy wonderful?

Recently, there was a suggestion by the government of taxing motorists for based on the distance they drive, meaning that every car would be fitted with a tracking device, and we'd pay by the mile. Naturally, people kicked up a fuss and a petition was started on the government website for people to speak out against the new policy, and by the end there were about 1.7 million signatures on the petition. I mean sure, that doesn't mean that the government will actually listen, but at least it gives us the wonderful illusion of democracy.

But now a bigger and even more worthy cause has come to light, and I would urge as many people as possible to sign this new petition that has been started, giving us the opportunity to petition for the British national anthem to be changed to 'Gold' by Spandau Ballet.


How awesome would that be?! That would totally kick the ass of any other national anthem, and at least more people would actually know the words to be able to sing along.

4 Comments:

  • Without looking them up, who knows any more of the British national anthem than 'God save our gracious Queen'?

    I think that it has something to do with ruling the waves in it.

    I can't, however, feel that either 'Anarchy in the UK' by the Sex Pistols, or 'Repeat (UK)' by the Manics would be a better choice. I'd sing along to those!

    By Anonymous Leano, at 1:29 pm  

  • That would total rule!!!! I love Spandau Ballet.

    By Blogger classyandfancy, at 4:39 am  

  • Well, and then you could stop Americans thumbing their revolutionary noses at you with the words to "America the Beautiful"

    (same tune, different words -- those founding fathers really stuck it to the mother land!)

    As a revolutionary, am I even allowed to vote on the National Anthem?

    By Blogger ReckenRoll, at 11:15 am  

  • If the English didn't already outdo us with their sexy accents they have to go and try and get a Spandau Ballet song for their national anthem. Damn

    By Blogger Julie_Gong, at 1:49 pm  

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