This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government

Rejected petition Change the English national anthem to Jerusalem by William Blake.

“God save the King/Queen” has been our national anthem since 1745 and we can all agree it needs to be changed; for football, for rugby and all other sports. We need something passionate and emotional if we are ever going to dominate world sport and Jerusalem is the perfect anthem to bring it home.

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Why was this petition rejected?

It’s about something that the UK Government or Parliament is not responsible for.

The use of the present National Anthem is a matter of tradition rather than having any legal or constitutional status.

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