National Anthem

Should England Have a National Anthem, and Which one?

Matthew McCormack | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK
Matthew McCormack

MPs are debating whether England should have an official national anthem. At present, when English teams line up at international sporting events, they sing the British national anthem 'God Save the Queen', but should they have one of their own?

What Song Should Become The English National Anthem?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK

As Parliament is due to hear suggestions that English sporting teams should drop God Save The Queen from events in favour of its own national anthem, ...

8 Athletes Who Have 'Snubbed' Their National Anthem

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK

Parliament is set to hear calls for England to drop God Save The Queen at sporting events in favour of its own national anthem. MP Toby Perkins wan...

Boy Singing National Anthem Through Case Of Hiccups Proves Anything Is Possible

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK

A boy has warmed the hearts of thousands after bravely persisting through a case of the hiccups to perform the Australian national anthem. Seven-ye...

Dan Jarvis MP: I Was 'Not Comfortable' With John McDonnell's IRA Comments

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Politics

Labour MP and former Army major Dan Jarvis has said he was "not comfortable" with comments made by Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell suggesting the IRA...

Clive Lewis: Calling Jeremy Corbyn Unpatriotic For Not Singing The National Anthem Is 'Preposterous'

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Politics

A former Army Reservist who became a Labour MP in May has defended Jeremy Corbyn’s decision not to sing the national anthem. Clive Lewis, elected...

The National Anthem and the Great British Fallacy

Verity Ryan | Posted 18.09.2016 | UK Politics
Verity Ryan

On Wednesday morning I was met with a somewhat unforeseen and uncomfortable scenario: defending Jeremy Corbyn. Whilst this is not a position I intend to make a habit of, the onslaught that has followed his silence during a rendition of the national anthem has rendered me with no option but to plead for the defence.

Why Corbyn Is Right To Not Sing the National Anthem

Banseka Kayembe | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Politics
Banseka Kayembe

Recently, Jeremy Corbyn's respectful silence during a service to mark the 75th anniversary of the battle of Britain, was met with widespread criticism. As though some how not respecting The Queen is a more offensive image to people, than the hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing unimaginable terror and war...

The Biggest National Anthem Fails The World Has Ever Seen

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Comedy

Following the media storm around one man's decision not to sing our national anthem, we thought we'd show you this compilation video of a few national...

Gawd Save Jeremy Corbyn: The Trivialisation of Politics Has Only Just Begun

Tom Conrad | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Politics
Tom Conrad

Jeremy didn't feel by singing an anthem in praise of an unelected monarch you show respect for those who fought fascism - in a sense you contradict their bravery by supporting this deeply undemocratic, anachronistic anomaly.

Corbyn Isn't Alone In Disliking The National Anthem, These Polls Show

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn is not alone in being left cold by our national anthem, according to recent polling. YouGov polls show you are more likely to be ambi...

Corbyn Attacked for Refusing to Sing an Anthem to Feudalism by People Intent on Returning Working People to a State of Feudalism

John Wight | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Politics
John Wight

The wider point though is not whether or not Jeremy Corbyn sang along to God Save The Queen. The wider point is that he cares more about the young working class men who have fought and died in this nation's wars, most of them wars of empire, than those putting the boot in.

World Cup: It's About Team Spirit Not Nationalism

Sandhya Matthes | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Sport
Sandhya Matthes

Despite all of the influences on my national identity, I carry one passport. But sometimes I feel as if I could carry three - from the country of my birth and of my parents and all its values, the country which brought me up and educated me, and the country of my husband and any children we may have together. All these nations have a special meaning to me and I root for them all in different ways...

Know Thy Neighbour

Meredith Berman | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK
Meredith Berman

A huge Happy St. George's Day to everyone who loves their country. Or not. England has been branded as the least patriotic country in the world. Apparently only one in three English citizens or residents even know the holiday exists - with 40% unsure of why St. George is their patron saint to begin with...

Tory MP Urges BBC To Play National Anthem Every Night

Posted 25.10.2013 | UK

A Conservative MP has launched a campaign for the BBC to play the national anthem every day. Andrew Rosindell said God Save the Queen should play e...

Beyonce, Miming, Stage Fright and One of the Commonest Fears of All

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 03.04.2013 | Home
Dr Raj Persaud

Many will still be wondering if Beyonce just got a bit nervous at the inauguration, and this explains why she didn't perform live. These might be pointers to what a high stress occasion this is. Veteran performers still get stage fright.

Pictures Of The Week From The Huffington Post Picture Desk

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 01.02.2013 | UK

Monday saw devastating and heartbreaking scenes as over 200 party-goers died during a fire in a Brazilian nightclub, which later saw the two owners of...

WATCH: Our NEW National Anthem

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Comedy

Feeling a bit sad now that the Olympics and Paralympics are over? Don't! Simply be upstanding for our new national anthem - as revealed above. (Vid...

WATCH: British National Cheese Anthem Chosen

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK Comedy

At last! The search is over! The British Cheese Board has finally announced the winner of its summer-long competition to find a national anthem for Br...

Welsh Footballers Criticised For Snubbing National Anthem

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 27.07.2012 | UK

Welsh footballers Ryan Giggs and Craig Bellamy have been heavily criticised by the public for their refusal to sing the British national anthem at the...

Lana Del Rey's Homage to Jackie O: National Anthem Video

Kate Lawson | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK Entertainment
Kate Lawson

So we've seen the teaser and now comes the full vid for Lana Del Rey's National Anthem, which is a cinematic-like visual journey featuring Lana and rapper A$AP Rocky channelling American icons Jackie O and John F Kennedy (with an homage to Marilyn Monroe's 'Happy Birthday Mr President' thrown in).

WATCH: Dogs 'Sing' The Russian National Anthem

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Comedy

So what happens when you play the National Anthem of the Russian Federation to a group of dogs? Well, in the case of these Ruski huskies - no, annoyin...

WATCH: Kazakh Ski Festival Plays Ricky Martin Instead Of National Anthem

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 08.03.2012 | UK Comedy

Don't you just hate it when you're organising a Kazakh ski festival and instead of the national anthem playing over the Tannoy you get Ricky Martin's ...

Black Mirror: Brooker's Disdain for Absolutely Everything is Wearing Thin

Fran Singh | Posted 04.02.2012 | UK Entertainment
Fran Singh

Naturally, like the idiots we are, we all took to Twitter to discuss Black Mirror. It was depraved, genius and dark according to the hashtag. I couldn't see it. It wasn't revolting, it wasn't that shocking, it was exactly what I've come to expect from Brooker.