A Tory MP wants the BBC to play the national anthem every night – 17 takedowns worth standing up for
To the House of Commons, where Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell cut through all the distractions to focus on the most important issue facing the country today.
That’s right, the Tory member for Romford wants the BBC to start playing the national anthem at the end of each night. Because it’s the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, obviously.
And culture secretary Nadine Dorries sounded delighted (she’s the one you might be able to hear saying: ‘Fantastic question’).
"Will the minister take steps to encourage public broadcasters to play the national anthem?"
Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell says singing the national anthem creates "unity and pride" and should be played during the year of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. pic.twitter.com/0zlz4AekSB
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) January 6, 2022
And there was no end of hugely satisfying responses. These 17 surely say it best.
Does someone want to tell this absolute TOOL that the BBC do this on Radio 4, every night, just after the shipping forecast? I will if no one else will. Man alive. https://t.co/O6o37t7oMm
— Rhodri Marsden (@rhodri) January 6, 2022
Yeah, let’s be less British and more North Korean. 👊🏻 https://t.co/29tg5cRW7w
— Gary Lineker 💙 (@GaryLineker) January 6, 2022
With Omicron spreading like wildfire, the NHS in crisis, soaring inflation, turds in our rivers and red tape crippling businesses, Tory MP Andrew Rosindell understands that the only solution is to make the BBC play the National Anthem. pic.twitter.com/a90tELKFft
— Parody Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson_MP) January 6, 2022
Weren't we a serious country once? I mean, quite recently? https://t.co/oXba9BEKqb
— Jonathan Coe (@jonathancoe) January 6, 2022
“Substitutes for a disappointing Brexit” – item number 36432. https://t.co/SP4pXxiGHP
— Nick🇬🇧🇪🇺 (@nicktolhurst) January 6, 2022
why stop at every day when you could do every hour or every minute? https://t.co/q7nsiuTGQt
— Jim Pickard (@PickardJE) January 6, 2022
— Brian Cox (@ProfBrianCox) January 6, 2022
Why do I get the feeling he would use this service like Babestation https://t.co/hEUBKHG59P
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) January 6, 2022