He wasn't quite so cocksure when it came to British history though - the PM fell flat in Letterman's citizenship test when he failed to name the writer of Rule Brittania
, or translate Magna Carta.
IT WAS more a case of Ride Brittania than Rule Brittania
as Birmingham youngsters warmed up for the Jubilee weekend.
And it wouldn't be Classical Spectacular without the thundering muskets, cannons and explosive indoor fireworks with the finale of Rule Brittania
, Land Of Hope And Glory, Nessun Dorma and the 1812 Overture.
How embarrassing was it on Tuesday night, for example, to hear English fans BOOING a Scottish team's fans for singing God Save The Queen and Rule Brittania
while their British flags adorned the place?
Much Loved Productions brings along a 30-piece orchestra and invites all to join in the singing of Rule Brittania
, Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory.
WHY have the words to Rule Brittania
been changed from "Britons never shall be slaves" to "Britons never will be slaves," which does not mean the same thing?
We had Rule Brittania
(gizzabrek) and then The Dambusters theme tune.