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Oh well it seems the snowflakes have got another notch on their bedpost 

And it appears even our Prime Minister is powerless.

(BBC News clip)...

""Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the UK needs to stop its "cringing embarrassment" about its history.

Mr Johnson was responding to news that only orchestral versions of Land of Hope and Glory and Rule, Britannia! will be played at this year's Last Night of the Proms.

But BBC boss Tony Hall backed the Proms decision to play instrumental versions of the songs on its Last Night.""

Well I don't suppose they could stop the audience still singing(Inpromptu) or would they threaten to cancel the performance unless folk shut up ?

I would gladly walk out in protest if that happened.

Which I'm sure the vast majority would do !!!!

Enough is enough lets show them and the nation they will not be bullied.

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Absolutely disgraceful, freedom of speech & freedom of expression are being vilified by the very people who claim to support both. The country is becoming censored by minority groups,each with its own axe to grind while the silent majority watches in meek bewilderment.

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The problem is, that these institutions have been taken over by woke liberals, who command high office in organisations like the BBC.  in a more authoritarian Country, they would be purged and their influence eradicated,  unfortunately not possible in our liberal democracy.  However, it should be possible to privatise the BBC and remove it's mandate for such events.   Apparently, Liverpool are showing some sense in response to the BLM pressure, instead of tearing down statues and street names; they are adding (presumably factual) historical footnotes to those streets named after historical figures with links to slavery and our Imperial past.  The irony of course, is that these people were the main benefactors of those cities, bringing wealth and civic grandeur to them.   Likewise, most of our stately homes owe their existence to wealth accumulated under our colonial past, so what do we do; pull them all down, pretend it didn't happen and start with the year zero ?    :rolleyes:

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1 hour ago, Davy51 said:

Absolutely disgraceful, freedom of speech & freedom of expression are being vilified by the very people who claim to support both. The country is becoming censored by minority groups,each with its own axe to grind while the silent majority watches in meek bewilderment.

History is littered with "silent majorities" who wake up to the truth far too late.

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Wonder if we will still be allowed to sing Hymns if we ever get back into the churches/synagogues/chapels/mosques/tabernacles and other places of various religious worship.

Surprised they have not yet banned drag queens for being men portraying women, but then again that probably comes under the protection of the LBGTXYZ (+/- a few letters) umbrella.

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The BBC has reversed its decision not to have Rule, Britannia! and Land of Hope and Glory sung at The Last Night of the Proms.

The U-turn follows fierce criticism sparked by reports that the lyrics were being dropped due to associations with colonialism and slavery.

Last week, the BBC said the decision to perform orchestral-only versions was prompted by Covid-19 restrictions.

However, a "select" group of singers will now perform the songs after all.

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Clearly it's time HMG put a stop to this woke liberal false counter culture -   seems the National Maritime Museum is about to trash the reputation of Lord Nelson, a British icon of history.   Not that Nelson had an unblemished personal life, having treated his wife fairly badly due to his attachment to his mistress - Lady Hamilton; who was cast aside, against Nelson's wishes, by the establishment after his death.  But the idea that you can view history and it's icons through a modern lens is patent nonsense, these people were products of their time and place, and no doubt complied with the then social values.   It was common in Nelson's Navy, to press gang recruits from civilian ships and ports - a form of slavery no doubt, but that was acceptable at the time, thus many who fought at Trafalgar were foreigners, including many blacks, but that doesn't diminish the victory or it's implications on world events.   We can go back through history to tear up the reputations of it's icons, like Julius Cesare, who slaughtered and enslaved millions in the name of conquest, but again, that was their social norm.   No, what we are seeing with BLM,   is a group with one huge chip on their shoulder,  at their ancestors being colonised and exploited,  with few, if any, having made a mark on history.  Our history is simply that OUR history; the history of an Island nation that built the largest Empire in world history; if BLM have no wish to share in that history, they are welcome to return to their ancestoral roots, to make up their own.   😠

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