Councillor suggests La Marseillaise is played before full council meeting

THE French tricolour flag is flying above the Town Hall, and Camden’s councillors will fall silent for a minute at tonight’s full council meeting in solidarity with those who died in the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday evening.

This afternoon, one well-meaning Labour councillor has suggested that Camden goes further and plays the French national anthem before the meeting starts. This hasn’t been so far been agreed, but the words to La Marseillaise just in case (English translation):

♫ Arise children of the fatherland
The day of glory has arrived
Against us tyranny’s
Bloody standard is raised
Listen to the sound in the fields
The howling of these fearsome soldiers
They are coming into our midst
To cut the throats of your sons and consorts

To arms citizens Form your battalions
March, march
Let impure blood
Water our furrows ♫ 

 

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