Boris Johnson has announced a new ‘British theme’ to the London 2012 Olympics, unveiling the new olympic logo in Union Jack theme and announcing a concert to be staged outside Buckingham Palace before the games. The idea Boris claims is to promote Britishness, emphasising our past and our traditions but also celebrating our future and our diversity.
If you all cast your mind back to the Queens Golden Jubilee in 2002 Im sure all of you can remember what a success that was. Well over 1 million people packed the mall for the pomp, the pageantry and… the pop. The Queen staged a unique free of charge pop concert in the gardens of Buckingham Palace an event which is set to be repeated for the London 2012 Olympics.
I and many thousands of others still feel our chests swell with pride at the sight of huge numbers packing in the Mall joining in traditional British renditions of God Save the Queen and Land of Hope and Glory and I look forward to repeating the experience in 2012… which incidently will mark the Queens Diamond Jubilee should she still be reigning.
2012 could be a momentous year for this country, hopefully with a Conservative government at the helm, and will be a perfect time to remind ourselves of the pride of our past and the hope for our future. For those of you who can’t remember the amazing sights in the Mall and the roaring renditions of Land of Hope and Glory and God Save the Queen this video will jog your memory…