LONDON is to have its own national anthem to mark its status as an entirely separate place from England.
It is hoped the anthem will stem the mass exodus from the city to obscure parts of Wales, prompted by recent newspaper opinion pieces.
Norman Steele, chairman of the Anthem For London Committee, said: “We want a National Anthem whose verses celebrate all that London has to offer.
“Its menus that say ‘4.5’ instead of £4.50 for something that should actually cost £1.50; its diversity of colourful estate agents and the fact that you can drive for a full hour out of the city before you see a cow.”
An initial attempt at an anthem features Dizzee Rascal rapping about postcodes over an arrangement of Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending.
Steele added: “Like London, Mr Rascal’s anthem was bold, discordant and deeply inhumane. Perfect.”