Jingoistic Tory MP forwards motion for the BBC to play the national anthem every day to honour Brexit

'It’s time it was restored, to send out a message that Britain is back'

Christopher Hooton
Thursday 03 November 2016 10:44
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Of all the matters that Parliament could be discussing, Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell thinks the most pressing is the restoration of the national anthem at the end of the day's programming on BBC1.

The Romford MP wants to make a statement that "Britain is back" and celebrate its exit from the EU.

His motion reads:

"That this House calls upon the British Broadcasting Corporation to restore the British National Anthem on BBC1 at the end of each day’s programming, before the switch over to BBC News 24; regrets the decision on the 3rd October 1997 to play God Save The Queen on BBC1 for the last time; and believes that this proud British tradition should be reinstated before the end of 2016, in honor of Her Majesty’s ninetieth birthday."

The motion didn't mention whether he would accept just flipping a middle finger at the rest of the world as a compromise.

“The British Broadcasting Corporation should be unashamedly British and playing our British National Anthem once a day on BBC1 is not much to ask," Rosindell, who can be found tweeting here backed by a massive Union Jack, told The Telegraph.

"They used to do it and it’s time it was restored, to send out a message that Britain is back, following Brexit in tribute to Her Majesty in this, her 90th year!”

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