a reply to: sapien82
the BBC are a load of #e anyway , i stopped paying my license fee when they were rumbled harboring pedos
why anyone pays the fee is beyond me
I stopped paying it for a while....but 'er indoors got her knickers in a twist and on her high horse and as she looks after paying most of the bills
you can guess the rest.
......and their outright bias.....
Half of them are middle class, champagne socialist, politically correct snowflakes pushing the apologist, cancel culture and the diversity agenda.
The other half are middle class, middle England Tories fighting to maintain the status quo at all costs.
None of them have anything in common with the majority of ordinary, everyday British people and are as out of touch as our politicians, senior clergy,
senior police etc.
and the fact they hid info on pedophiles wasnt breaking the herd , never mind the yin camel
Yeah.....should have demanded a radical overhaul then.
it maybe "british" heritage but I personally think its a load of #e , I think its a #e song .
And that is your choice.....many disagree with you - licence fee payers - and enjoy singing along to it during The Last Night of The Proms.
Why should they be dictated to and denied something they thoroughly enjoy doing.
the british empire ended so why sing songs that "revel " in imperialism?
Its about having a bit of fun.....no-one is saying the slave trade was ok or anything like that.
Massive big #ing mountain out of very #ing small molehill springs to mind.
I was talking to a mate of mine a bit earlier - a 6 foot 2 Rastafarian - and he thinks its #ing hilarious and really doesn't give a toss what people
As for the flower of Scotland reveling in the defeat of the enemy , its hardly offensive ......
I wish I'd had a pound for every time I've heard that.
Not if you're Scottish.
If it was English people singing about beating and killing Scots - look at the furore over the anti-Jacobite sentiments of the now never sung second
verse of God Save The Queen, which is by the way a truly awful song.
Plenty of Scottish knickers in a twist over that.
....or anywhere mentions the bastard english , words of your own choosing mate ,.....
True....but it does imply that.
A bit of dramatic licence to make a point.
Anyway do you really think Scotland would be allowed to have an offensive "anti english/ british" anthem ?
Of course you can....who is going to stop you?
Scotland has quite considerable powers over its own governance......I very much doubt anyone could do anything about it if that's what the Scots
Flower of Scotland is hardly complimetary or conciliatory to your English neighbours.
But I fear we are digressing.
Anyway the BBC shat it and their bottle was lost ,.....
Its a crap compromise......very shallow and very lame.
....they are scarcely hanging onto license fees as it is
Just a matter of time I think.
maybe this will be their undoing . But if they end , then no more proms or rule britannia
you can still sing it at home and get pished
Not quite the same mate.
Take the time to watch the video's in my first post in this thread.....you make not like the music but you can't deny its good watching people coming
together and just having a bit of fun.
They aren't thinking about slavery or empire or anything really other than just singing together and having a good time together.
Maybe not everyone's cup of tea but who are these people in their ivory towers to deny them their bit of fun?