Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen tweeted: “The BBC is reported to be considering banning the singing of patriotic songs at the proms. Foundation, which supports ethnic minority musicians. Britannia, rule the waves! as part of the Sea Songs, as Henry Wood did in 1905.". At the weekend, it was reported that the conductor for this year's Last Night, Dalia Stasevska of Finland, was keen to reduce the patriotic elements of the event. It does not matter what colour, creed or religion you are.”, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage told The Sun: “The BBC should stop apologising for our history and our heritage. His view was shared by Chi-Chi Nwanoku, founder of the Chineke! At every turn the BBC just dig the hole they’re in a bit deeper. And Boris Johnson said that while he understands the emotions involved, “we need to tackle the substance of problems, not the symbols”. was first included in Alfred, an Alfred The Great-inspired masque that Thomson co-wrote and which was presented to George II. Bosses said the songs would instead feature as orchestral versions amid fears of a backlash from Black Lives Matter campaigners due to lyrical connotations about the British Empire. “They are in breach of their contract with the British people #DefundTheBBC.”, Former Brexit Party MEP Martin Daubney fumed: “Another nail in the coffin for the BBC as they cowardly buckle & remove the lyrics to ‘patriotic’ songs such as Rule Britannia at the Proms. A GMB panel erupted into a heated debate on whether British anthems Rule, Britannia! A PETITION to reinstate the lyrics of Rule Britannia! Lily Allen image from Getty. Presenter Piers Morgan butted heads with a guest on Good Morning Britain who suggested the the song Rule, Britannia! GMB row breaks out over Rule Britannia ban. "Rule, Britannia!" Covid restrictions seen as opportunity for change in … He said: “If people want to sing about the subjugation and enslavement of other nations, I don’t think that should be given a platform in 2020.”. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. BBC luvvies sparked uproar on Monday by saying they would scrap the words from Land of Hope and Glory and Rule, Britannia! PIERS MORGAN lashed out against the BBC over its decision to ban the lyrics of Rule, Britannia! Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Pop Star says British Anthem “Rule, Britannia!” Should be Banned. at the BBC Proms has smashed 10,000 signatures in just 24 hours. RULE Britannia is “racist propaganda” because of its links to slavery, a university professor has claimed. petition to reinstate banned lyrics for BBC Proms smashes 10k. The proposed ban of Rule, Britannia! This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. to be banned from Last Night of the Proms July 10, 2020 Express Informer Rule, Britannia originates from the poem of the same name by Scottish poet and playwright James Thomson, and was set to music by English composer Thomas Arne in 1740. Rule, Britannia! and Land of Hope and Glory should be banned from the final night of the BBC Proms. The BBC has banned the words of Land of Hope and Glory and Rule, Britannia! Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory are both popular anthems at the Proms but there have been previous calls for them to be dropped over perceived associations with colonialism and slavery. Piers Morgan clashes with GMB guest who claims Rule Britannia should be banned The Apprentice star Joanna Jarjue suggested the song Rule Britannia should be banned… For other inquiries, Contact Us. When asked "Should 'Rule Britannia' and 'Land of Hope and Glory' be banned from the last night of the Proms?" Rule Britannia! The contestant, who shot to fame on the BBC One reality contest, voiced her concerns over the song today. Thousands of … A PETITION to reinstate the lyrics of Rule Britannia! Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory are both popular anthems at the Proms but there have been previous calls for them to be dropped over perceived associations with colonialism and slavery. Former editor of The Sun Kelvin MacKenzie hit out: “Suspect there will be anger and resentment at BBC's ludicrous decision last night to keep the music but ditch the lyrics to Land of Hope and Glory. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. The BLM-backing Finnish conductor who 'wants to reduce patriotic elements' of Britain's beloved Last Night of the Proms amid calls to ban Rule Britannia and Land of … A star of The Apprentice star has called for Rule Britannia to be banned. Ninety-seven percent of respondents (11,999) voted against a ban while only three percent (359) said they would support the songs being phased out. Ninety-seven percent of respondents (11,999) voted against a ban while only three percent (359) said they would support the songs being phased out. to be banned from Last Night of the Proms. The only thing that needs cancelling is the BBC itself.”, And North West Durham MP Richard Holden wrote: “Another stupid move from the BBC. Patriotic songs Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory may be banned from the BBC Proms - here's why. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. Journalist Andre Walker says the BBC should not ban 'Rule Britannia'. Britons never, never, never shall be slaves. as he discussed the news with Black Lives Matter activist Femi Nylander on … Last Night of the Proms traditionally ends with Land of Hope and Glory and Rule, Britannia! We have got to be proud to be British. A PETITION to reinstate the lyrics of Rule Britannia! English sparkling wine and Rule Britannia: How Brexiteers will celebrate Brexit. Lily Allen is not a fan of Rule, Britannia! View our online Press Pack. Prime minister calls for focus on ‘substance’ not ‘symbols’ when dealing with emotive issues The only thing that needs cancelling is the BBC itself.”. (Picture: Wylde / SplashNews.com) Lily Allen has come under a barrage of criticism after she said Rule, Britannia! and Land of Hope and Glory at the BBC Proms has smashed 30,000 signatures in just two days. Rule, Britannia originates from a poem of the same name by Scottish poet and playwright James Thomson, and was set to music by English composer Thomas Arne in 1740. See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, Thousands of Brits called for the words to be sung once more next month, after BBC bosses stripped them from the event's annual programme. Last Night of the Proms: Calls for Rule Britannia to be BANNED August 24, 2020 by Read Sector The furious row over whether Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory should be axed from Last Night of the Proms in three weeks’ time deepened today as the … Rule Britannia! should be banned.. Monday, 24th August 2020, 11:19 am. GMB row breaks out over Rule Britannia ban, Ruth Langsford steps in as Rule Britannia row descends into chaos, Rule Britannia row: 'We will replace this when Macron ditches anthem', Woke warriors can’t leave anything good alone, says LEO McKINSTRY. with matchless beauty crowned, Britons never, never, never shall be slaves, GOT a story? By Alex Nelson. Talking to the Telegraph in 2012, historian Oliver Cox believed the anthem was more a kick in the teeth for the King, rather than a celebration. Anne Dudley) and Rule Britannia! and Land of Hope and Glory at the BBC Proms has smashed 10,000 signatures in just 24 hours. Kehinde Andrews said that even debating … Conservative commentator Darren Grimes added: “In censoring the patriotic anthems of our past, the BBC has sided with those who seek to destroy the unity in our history, our cultural rituals, our traditions and that precious pride in being British. Calls for Rule, Britannia! petition to reinstate banned lyrics for BBC Proms smashes 10k. Also on rt.com Lily Allen ignites social media war after calling for patriotic anthem ‘Rule, Britannia!’ to be banned Part of the reasoning is that coronavirus restrictions significantly limit the size of the orchestra and the number chorus singers that will be able to safely gather at … Britannia, rule the waves! Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage told The Sun: “The BBC should stop apologising for our history and our heritage. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. He previously wrote: "I feel so honoured to be British and part of the incredible and diverse modern nation we have become. order back issues and use the historic Daily Express LILY ALLEN sparked fury by demanding the patriotic anthem Rule, Britannia! Arthur Sullivan, who wrote comedy operas in Victorian times, quoted from the song too. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click this link: thesun.co.uk/editorial-complaints/, Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, Laurence Fox has urged BBC viewers to cancel their BBC licence fees, The BBC has banned the words of Land of Hope and Glory and Rule, Britannia! BBC considers dropping Rule Britannia from Last Night of the Proms This article is more than 3 months old. It said: "With much reduced musical forces and no live audience, the Proms will curate a concert that includes familiar, patriotic elements such as Jerusalem and the National Anthem, and bring in new moments capturing the mood of this unique time [...].". It led to a backlash yesterday, with the Prime Minister and Oliver Dowden, the Culture Secretary, getting involved. In a bid to defuse the row, BBC bosses announced last night that the Last Night on September 12 would still feature "familiar, patriotic elements". Lord Digby Jones added: "So the BBC is considering dropping Rule Britannia & Land of Hope & Glory from the Last Night of the Proms. Calls for Rule, Britannia! Last Night of the Proms SABOTAGED by REMOANERS who politicise music... BBC Proms outrage as show hijacked by Remainers, Calls for Rule Britannia to be banned from The Proms slapped down. Singer Lily Allen has called for the anthem 'Rule Britannia' to be banned due to lyrics surrounding slavery. We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. People will be disgusted by this level of political correctness. SINGER Lily Allen has sparked fury for calling on the patriotic anthem Rule Britannia to be banned - 24 hours after the UK paid tribute to the fallen in nationwide Remembrance services. Most dangerous places to live revealed - where does your area rank? Organisers of this year’s Proms were said to be considering ditching them in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests but have yet to agree the controversial move, according to the Sunday Times. "Without the past, we wouldn't be where we are today. "Confident forward-looking nations don't erase their history, they add to it.". It added that the programme will include "new orchestral versions of Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 'Land of Hope and Glory' (arr. RULE Britannia is “racist propaganda” because of its links to slavery, a university professor has claimed. Former Cabinet Minister Andrea Leadsom tweeted: “Seriously? Defund the BBC.”, Ex-Brexit Party MEP Michael Heaver wrote: “Songs without lyrics. Organisers said they were concerned about the lyrics along with their links. ... 'Rule, Britannia!' “Why does the BBC hate Britain, our flag & our heritage? She told The Guardian: “The lyrics are just so offensive.". Nov 19, 2019 Steve Palace. BBC accused of being 'hopelessly out of touch’ over Rule Britannia row, Lord Digby Jones lets rip in scathing attack on BBC, Rule Britannia & Land of Hope and Glory will be performed without lyrics at Last Night of the Proms, The broadcaster confirmed on Monday that orchestral versions of the two patriotic songs would be performed following controversy over reports they would be axed from the concert, The decision to drop the lyrics has prompted an outcry, BBC could axe Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory from The Proms, Fury at BBC bid to drop Land Of Hope And Glory from Proms, The traditional anthems are usually played at Last Night of the Proms as the audience enthusiastically waves flags and sings along, Orchestral versions without lyrics will be performed at the concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London on September 12, which will have no audience due to coronavirus measures, 'Absurd!' It comes after the Sunday Times reported the two songs, which are hugely popular, could be ditched as organisers feared a backlash over their perceived association with colonialism and slavery. A PETITION to reinstate the lyrics of Rule Britannia! Her controversial comments about the patriotic anthem have brought both criticism and support. Debating the issue on Good Morning Britain, freedom of speech campaigner Inaya Folarin Iman said criticism of the two songs was "absurd", adding that they bring "a lot of people joy and happiness". Boris Johnson is turning the Rule Britannia affair into a Trump-style culture war – and the BBC is letting him get away with it. Boris Johnson is turning the Rule Britannia affair into a Trump-style culture war – and the BBC is letting him get away with it. The contestant, who shot to fame on the BBC One reality contest, voiced her concerns over the song today. Home of the Daily and Sunday Express. LAURENCE Fox today urged BBC viewers to cancel their licence fees after the Beeb ditched lyrics from two Last Night of the Proms songs. as he discussed the news with Black Lives Matter activist Femi Nylander on ITV Good Morning Britain. Nov 19, 2019 Steve Palace. Thousands of Brits called for the words to be sung … should be banned.. Further evidence the BBC have gone completely mad.”, The Defund the BBC Twitter account posted: “So the BBC has confirmed there will be no lyrics. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. Rule Britannia to be banned from The Proms slapped down - 'Our history Lily Allen has faced a barrage of criticism after calling for ‘Rule Britannia’ to be banned.. A PETITION to reinstate the lyrics of Rule Britannia! Is there no end to their wokeness? It is strongly associated with the Royal Navy, but also used by the British Army. In a statement, the BBC said: "The programme will include a new arrangement by Errollyn Wallen of Hubert Parry's Jerusalem alongside new orchestral versions of Pomp And Circumstance March No. Presenter Piers Morgan butted heads with a guest on Good Morning Britain who suggested the the song Rule, Britannia! and Land of Hope and Glory comes after the Rugby Football Union (RFU) announced they would consider putting … TV choirmaster Gareth Malone, told The Times that he supported removing Rule Britannia lyrics in solidarity with black and Irish members of his choirs who had refused to sing it in previous years. and Land of Hope and Glory at the BBC Proms has smashed 20,000 signatures in just 24 hours. 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Racial equality campaigner Lee Jasper and former UK Independence Party (UKIP) MEP Jonathan Arno... Lily Allen sparks debate over calls to ban 'Rule, Britannia!' Her controversial comments about the patriotic anthem have brought both criticism and support. A PETITION to reinstate the lyrics of Rule Britannia! Rule, Britannia! Rule Britannia is usually performed by 80 members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and a 100-strong choir, but this year a much smaller orchestra will play alongside just 18 singers. “Your money is paying their wages. The annual Royal Albert Hall concert, beamed around the world, traditionally ends with the flag-waving anthems. It doesn’t belong to you.". By Alex Nelson. Rule Britannia! The broadcaster confirmed on Monday that orchestral versions of the two patriotic songs would be performed following controversy over reports they would be axed from the concert. “This is pure, provocative cultural vandalism!”, READ MORE: 'Absurd!' One of the BBC's own columnists has called for Rule, Britannia! and Land of Hope and Glory at the BBC Proms has smashed 30,000 signatures in just two days. Express. But Kehinde Andrews, a black studies professor at Birmingham City University, said the line "Britons never, never, never shall be slaves" from Rule Britannia is racist propaganda dating back to the British Empire. The often rowdy end to the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts at the Albert Hall in London traditionally features a medley of patriotic British music – this year it will be a little … Pop star Lily Allen has spoken out against Rule, Britannia! One of the BBC 's own columnists has called for Rule, Britannia! from The Last Night of the Proms Credit: AFP or licensors 8 Fox urged viewers to … and Land of Hope and Glory are highlights of the Last Night of the Proms. The pandemic has put the kibosh on parties – but Eurosceptics will rejoice at home The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. removed from the Proms, a new poll shows. "How about the enjoyment of the millions of Brits who pay the licence fee? (Picture: Wylde / SplashNews.com) Lily Allen has come under a barrage of criticism after she said Rule, Britannia! newspaper archive. Boris Johnson does not want Rule Britannia banned from Last Night of the Proms, No10 signals. But orchestral versions without lyrics will be performed at the concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London on September 12, which will have no audience due to coronavirus measures. Jan Younghusband, head of BBC music TV commissioning, confirmed that Rule Britannia's inclusion in the Last Night repertoire was still under review. “The BBC is siding with those determined to divide and destroy what binds us.”. Pop Star says British Anthem “Rule, Britannia!” Should be Banned. ... Lil Pump is BANNED … Boris Johnson waded into the row, with a Downing Street spokesman saying the Prime Minister believes in tackling the "substance" not the "symbols" of problems. The song is famous for its catchy exhortation to “Rule, Britannia! from The Last Night of the Proms, Fox urged viewers to 'defund this shameful Britain hating organisation', The actor said he felt honoured to be British and part of the 'modern nation we have become', Boris Johnson said 'we need to tackle the substance of problems, not the symbols', Piers Morgan labelled the decision to scrap the patriotic lyrics 'absolutely pathetic'. His comments were echoed by Piers Morgan, who called the decision "absolutely pathetic". RULE Britannia and Land of Hope of Glory could be axed by the BBC at the Last Night of the Proms in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement. 1 'Land Of Hope And Glory' (arr. Lily Allen is not a fan of Rule, Britannia! the overwhelming majority said no. Anne Dudley) and Rule Britannia". be banned - just 24 hours after the country paid tribute to the fallen in … The GMB … But the decision to drop the lyrics has prompted an outcry. Brexit Party chairman Richard Tice blasted: “If BBC wants to cancel our patriotism & our history by not singing Rule Britannia & Land of Hope & Glory, so I want to cancel my license fee. Original masque. He tweeted: "Defund this shameful, Britain-hating organisation and start again. PIERS MORGAN lashed out against the BBC over its decision to ban the lyrics of Rule, Britannia! ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. Nigel Farage said: 'The only thing that needs cancelling is the BBC itself', Jamie Barton performs Rule Brittania at Last Night Of The Proms 2019, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). Mass #DefundTheBBC back on.”, DON'T MISSRuth Langsford steps in as Rule Britannia row descends into chaos [VIDEO]Rule Britannia row: 'We will replace this when Macron ditches anthem' [INSIGHT]Woke warriors can’t leave anything good alone, says LEO McKINSTRY [COMMENT]. ‘Rule, Britannia!’ has been so popular that it has been used in a variety of ways. You can’t choose history on your terms. When asked “Should ‘Rule Britannia’ and ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ be banned from the last night of the Proms?” the overwhelming majority said no. The traditional anthems are usually played at Last Night of the Proms as the audience enthusiastically waves flags and sings along. A star of The Apprentice star has called for Rule Britannia to be banned. is a British patriotic song, originating from the poem "Rule, Britannia" by James Thomson and set to music by Thomas Arne in 1740. Just let the people sing! Boris Johnson does not want Rule Britannia banned from Last Night of the Proms, No10 signals. GMB row breaks out over Rule Britannia ban. The lunatics are in charge of the asylum #Defund the BBC.". Prime minister calls for focus on ‘substance’ not ‘symbols’ when dealing with emotive issues It came as a BBC source described the handling of the Proms line-up as “white guys in a panic,” trying to appease the Black Lives Matter movement. Conservative commentator Darren Grimes added: “In censoring the patriotic anthems of our past, the BBC has sided with those who seek to destroy the unity in our history, our cultural rituals, our traditions and that precious pride in being British. MORE the half of Brits say the BBC is wrong to have the words of Land of Hope and Glory and Rule, Britannia! and Land of Hope and Glory' to be scrapped from the corporation's Last Night of the Proms concert because they are 'crudely jingoistic'. “I love living in a Land of Hope and Glory.”. July 10, 2020 Express Informer. Thousands of … Mr Dowden told the BBC that “confident, forward-looking nations don’t erase their history”. The song is famous for its catchy exhortation to “Rule, Britannia! In 1836, Richard Wagner wrote a concert overture based on ‘Rule, Britannia!’. Rule, Britannia is typically performed by around 80 members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra alongside a chorus of more than 100 singers. I wish the BBC would stop hating Britain so much #DefundTheBBC.". petition to reinstate banned lyrics for BBC Proms smashes 10,000 in just 24 hours. Pop star Lily Allen has spoken out against Rule, Britannia! Former MEP Richard Tice was among those threatening to cancel his license fee, tweeting: "If BBC wants to cancel our patriotism & our history by not singing Rule Britannia & Land of Hope & Glory, so I want to cancel my licence fee. Piers wrote on Twitter: "The BBC needs to grow a pair & stop grovelling to such insane ‘woke’ cancel culture nonsense that most Britons find utterly absurd.". Meanwhile Boris Johnson slammed the “woke” plans to axe the patriotic sing-along climax from next month’s bash. at the annual event. Just 91 readers said they didn't know. Patriotic songs Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory may be banned from the BBC Proms - here's why. News Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory could by banned on this year’s Last Night of the Proms The BBC could axe the songs in wake of the Black Lives Matter movement. Last Night of the Proms controversy after Rule Britannia lyrics 'banned' by BBC. As for Rule Britannia, the great song of the empire has the refrain “Rule, Britannia! They need to stop with this attempt to appease the woke morons.”. While thou shalt flourish great and free: Blest isle! “People will be disgusted by this level of political correctness. GMB: Rule Britannia is ‘not something to celebrate’ says guest The broadcaster confirmed on Monday that orchestral versions of the two patriotic songs would be … The annual Last Night of … Rule, Britannia originates from the poem of the same name by Scottish poet and playwright James Thomson, and was set to music by English composer Thomas Arne in 1740. Actor Laurence Fox said the decision came from a "Britain-hating" BBC, calling for it to be stripped of its license fee funding. There will be no audience at the Proms due to Covid restrictions. Lily Allen image from Getty. Organisers of this year’s Proms were said to be considering ditching them in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests but have yet to agree the controversial move, according to the Sunday Times. “They want you to be ashamed to be British however It only makes me ashamed of the BBC management. 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