At lunchtime today, we were treated to the unedifying spectacle of the Labour Party Conference closing with both a chorus of "The Red Flag" and William Blake's "Jerusalem", which is more commonly performed at the close of Conservative Party conferences.
In case you haven't read Peter Hitchen's "Abolition of Britain" in which the author claims that Britain has experienced a "cultural revolution", comparable to the one imposed on China by Mao, you may wonder why a group of socialist Scots, responsible for dismantling any real concept of England, might be singing what is considered by many to be the English national anthem.
I suspect it's all about trying to capture the middle-ground of Conservatism while paying lip-service to the last of the "comrades" - still found slumbering within our own council chamber -with no real place inside the affluent new Labour political class that appreciates a good capuccinno or Chianti!
I wonder what they will sing in Blackpool next week? It can't be 'Jerusalem', Gordon's pinched that along with the crime policies. Send in some suggestions and I'll pass them along!