GMB row breaks out over Rule Britannia ban. "They are in breach of their contract with the British people #DefundTheBBC.". 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!' 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 annual Royal Albert Hall concert, beamed around the world, traditionally ends with the flag-waving anthems. Monday, 24th August 2020, 11:19 am. Calls for Rule, Britannia! Thousands of Brits called for the words to be sung … One of the BBC's own columnists has called for Rule, Britannia! petition to reinstate banned lyrics for BBC Proms smashes 10k. Thousands of … 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. LAURENCE Fox today urged BBC viewers to cancel their licence fees after the Beeb ditched lyrics from two Last Night of the Proms songs. 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. 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. Former Cabinet Minister Andrea Leadsom tweeted: “Seriously? Jan Younghusband, head of BBC music TV commissioning, confirmed that Rule Britannia's inclusion in the Last Night repertoire was still under review. Is there no end to their wokeness? 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.. Rule, Britannia! The annual Last Night of … to be banned from Last Night of the Proms. Singer Lily Allen has called for the anthem 'Rule Britannia' to be banned due to lyrics surrounding slavery. BBC luvvies sparked uproar on Monday by saying they would scrap the words from Land of Hope and Glory and Rule, Britannia! "Confident forward-looking nations don't erase their history, they add to it.". ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. A PETITION to reinstate the lyrics of Rule Britannia! 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 overwhelming majority said no. July 10, 2020 Express Informer. Rule Britannia! The contestant, who shot to fame on the BBC One reality contest, voiced her concerns over the song today. Prime minister calls for focus on ‘substance’ not ‘symbols’ when dealing with emotive issues “Your money is paying their wages. Just let the people sing! ... 'Rule, Britannia!' His comments were echoed by Piers Morgan, who called the decision "absolutely pathetic". The song is famous for its catchy exhortation to “Rule, Britannia! It doesn’t belong to you.".