Britain is to officially leave the European Union on January 31st, 2020. It’ll continue to observe EU rules and regulations for the rest of the year while an agreement on future relations with that body is hammered out, and will become fully free of their encumbrance at the end of this year (at least, that’s the current plan).
To honor Britain and its people as they regain some of their independence, and in the hope that the island nation may be restored to at least some of its former glory, here’s a quintessentially English anthem. It’s “Jerusalem”, a poem by William Blake set to music by Sir Hubert Parry. The text may be found here. This rendition is from the Last Night of the Proms concert in 2009; the annual “Last Night” traditionally features the song in its conclusion.
May formerly great Britain indeed shake off the tangled snares of bureaucratic obfuscation and political correctness, and regain at least something of the Churchillian spirit that inspired it to win two World Wars.