‘Patriotic elements’ of programme will be removed to appease Cultural Marxists.
BBC is 'considering dropping Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory from Last Night of the Proms in wake of BLM protests' because organisers say it may offend a handful of nutters.
The BBC now run every one of its programmes through the Cultural Marxists Team to ensure all content meets the required diktats of far-left activists, Woke twitter-mobs and Black Lives Matter adjutants. British anthems Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory have been earmarked to be axed from the BBC Proms amid the Black Lives Matter movement, an BBC employee has claimed. The leftist broadcaster is considering dropping the patriotic songs from the Last Night concert due to fears of criticism of their apparent links to colonialism and slavery.
Conductor Dalia Stasevska 'believes concert is perfect moment to bring change’. 'Dalia is a big supporter of Black Lives Matter,' a source added. Flag-waving crowds will be absent from London's Royal Albert Hall during the 125th annual Last Night of the Proms concert due to the coronavirus outbreak. Stasevska, 35, will compile the concert's programme alongside Proms director David Pickard, 60, and South African vocalist Golda Schultz, 36. Jan Younghusband, head of BBC music TV commissioning, has confirmed the content of the Last Night concert is still under review, but it is unclear if this is due to the Covid restrictions or further appeasement of Black Lives Matter.
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.
It gained popularity in the UK after it was first played in London in 1745 and became associated with the British Navy. The song has been used as part of a number of compositions, including Wagner's concert overture in D Major in 1837 and Beethoven's orchestral work, Wellington's Victory. The Song, written nearly 300 years ago, has come under fire due to the line 'Britons never, never, never shall be slaves,' said to be ‘offensive considering the nation's involvement in the slave trade.’
Its inclusion in the Last Night was previously criticised by BBC columnist Richard Morrison, who put out a call for Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory to be scrapped from the concert because they are 'crudely jingoistic'. Last month, Mr Morrison used his column in the BBC Music Magazine to claim it would be 'insensitive, bordering on incendiary' to chant the 'nationalist' songs this year in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement. He took aim at the traditional patriotic pieces, and called for a 'toe-curling embarrassing anachronistic farrago of nationalistic songs' to be replaced with a 'more reflective' finale which doesn't 'provoke offence or ridicule' - but stopped short of proffering any suggestions.
Perhaps a Rap by Stormzy in which he shouts about reparations and white privilege incessantly for 10 minutes whilst the orchestra takes a knee would please the Woke. The BBC claim this year’s Last Night Of The Proms, to air on BBC One and BBC Two, will be 'poignant', 'unique' and designed to 'bring the nation together' so probably will then.