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BBC considers dropping Rule Britannia from last night of the Proms.

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posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 11:13 AM
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For those that are unaware, the annual Prom Season ends with a raucous, often gently nationalistic night of sea shanties and patriotic songs culminating in a rousing rendition of Rule Britannia.
Flags, sing alongs, comic car horns and speeches usually.

Now though, BLM types and anti British lefties who have long hated this country and its people look like they are finally winning against the working class whites.

Last night is often the only exposure ordinary people have of the classical scene.

I've watched it since I was a kid, then as an adult with my kids.
It's a glorious celebration of some of our finest national myths.

Changing it into some rubbish, inclusion event so that people who hate us feel better is utter idiocy.

It will probably be the end of me tuning in and I suspect I will not be alone in this.




posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 11:15 AM
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Why BLM not harassing West Africa?


^___^



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 11:35 AM
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a reply to: SprocketUK

If the BBC go ahead with this it would be truly criminal and every single one of us should stop paying our licence fee.

# 'em is the phrase that springs to mind.

I was only watching a few video's on YouTube a few weeks ago of this being played along with Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory.
One of the things that struck me were the amount of international flags in the crowd and the comments praising all of those pieces of music came from all around the globe.

Just got to post these now:








posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 11:38 AM
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a reply to: Freeborn

Totally agree.
I think when Kiri Te Kanewa sang it was my fave version of Rule Britannia.

All these people wanting into our society just to destroy what makes our society really gets on my nerves.

And now I'm sounding like Nick bloody Griffin.



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 11:42 AM
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Alright then. Not like Rule Britannia is always the highlight of the evening.

Drop the Tv licence while you’re at it. I shouldn’t be forced to pay for a subversive service that i don’t even use.
edit on 2382020 by Ohanka because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 11:44 AM
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a reply to: SprocketUK

since when is it bad to be proud of your heritage?
since when is it bad to celebrate your country?

it seems the world has lost its senses.



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 11:45 AM
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a reply to: subfab

Yeah, there's plenty about my country I don't like, I have to admit.

Last night is definitely not one of them though.



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 11:56 AM
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a reply to: SprocketUK

Surely it's a celebration of classical music, no? So why would the omission of one crap song change change the event, if anything it provides space to play something even better, of which in the classical genre there is much, much better



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 11:58 AM
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a reply to: Zcustosmorum

There's the whole rest of the Prom season for other music, last night has traditionally been a celebration of Britishness.



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 12:04 PM
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originally posted by: SprocketUK
a reply to: Zcustosmorum

There's the whole rest of the Prom season for other music, last night has traditionally been a celebration of Britishness.



In that case it should be dropped, the idea of 'Britishness' is embarrassing in this day and age, unless of course it's the notion of corrupt Westminster scum crapping on the rest of the country



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 12:06 PM
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a reply to: Zcustosmorum

Well, hopefully you'll enjoy watching the new, gender neutral BLM version that the BBC want then.



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 12:08 PM
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originally posted by: SprocketUK
a reply to: Zcustosmorum

Well, hopefully you'll enjoy watching the new, gender neutral BLM version that the BBC want then.



I don't watch TV so it makes no difference to me


But seriously, any idea of 'Britishness' is a joke, if anything it's a tribute to a bygone era when the elites ruled over the poor, and still nothing much has changed since.



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 12:11 PM
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It's crazy isn't it.

As Sprocket said, this country isn't perfect and there are lots of things wrong with it.

But we also have much to be proud of and we should be allowed to broadcast that every once in a while.
This country needs a lift, a massive lift......what would be better than a Proms night broadcast to the nation with events similar to Hyde Park held in every town, city and village the length and breadth of the nation?

What they have planned is pathetic.



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 12:11 PM
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a reply to: Zcustosmorum

Well, if you never watch it, why do you care?

I've watched it every year for pretty much my whole life and, aside from a couple of moments over the years have enjoyed it hugely, it's akin to the FA cup final, get some drinks and snacks in, let the kids stay up, invite mates round and have a party.

Fun is illegal these days though, it seems.



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 12:20 PM
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originally posted by: Zcustosmorum

But seriously, any idea of 'Britishness' is a joke, if anything it's a tribute to a bygone era when the elites ruled over the poor, and still nothing much has changed since.


It's actually the total opposite................. The idea of Britishness as you put it is essential if we are going to remain a united island. Otherwise things are going to break down to the point of Balkanisation of the British Isles, then every prospect at some point down the line of a repeat of the Balkan Wars here fuelled no doubt by outside influences


Rule Britannia



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 12:29 PM
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a reply to: SprocketUK

It's the only song and event outside Royal Weddings where the public can wave the Union Flag without others assuming they're members of the BNP.

If the Principal Bass player will be 'mortified and feel invisible with her people and their history' as she claims then why did she sign up play it in the Proms and why can't she see getting rid of the Song is erasing Briish history? The same goes for the conductor.

It's a ridiculous idea and there's far more pressing issues like reforming racially profiled 'Stop and Search' police powers



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 12:36 PM
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a reply to: bastion

Very good point about the bassist.

Hope she is happy when this is used as one of the reasons to abolish the licence fee and the BBC no longer pay for the Proms, I hope she's glad finding a real job to support her.



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 12:51 PM
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originally posted by: Zcustosmorum

But seriously, any idea of 'Britishness' is a joke, if anything it's a tribute to a bygone era when the elites ruled over the poor, and still nothing much has changed since.


It's actually the total opposite................. The idea of Britishness as you put it is essential if we are going to remain a united island. Otherwise things are going to break down to the point of Balkanisation of the British Isles, then every prospect at some point down the line of a repeat of the Balkan Wars here fuelled no doubt by outside influences


Rule Britannia


Space cadet



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 12:57 PM
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a reply to: SprocketUK

Don't bother abolishing the licence fee, if every single one of us simply stopped paying they'd be absolutely knackered....no chance to plan ahead and arrange alternative funding yet still have bills to pay.....

I don't think the bassist will be alone in looking for a new job.....just think of all those champagne socialist types and hyper sensitive snowflakes trying to get a job in the ultra competitive post-Covid 19 world?



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 12:59 PM
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a reply to: Freeborn
Good point, though you need to remember that the licence fee debt can be enforced by prison sentences.



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