This morning we asked our readers “How do you feel about Rule Britannia and Land of hope and glory being removed from the BBC proms?”.
We had over 1200 comments, with the overwhelming majority of people saying they are disgusted and that the BBC should be axed over this decision. Below are comments from our readers. Have your say in the comment box below if you want to contribute to this conversation.
“Absolutely disgusted – it is a part of our heritage. It is played up and down the country every year. Brass bands are always asked to do a ‘proms set’ as a concert finale at about this time of year – sadly for us not allowed to play in our bands at the moment – l reckon none of us will banish that music from our repertoire and there are thousands of us to make sure it is played in the future.”
“Absolutely dreadful. We soon will have nothing left. Don’t like BBC anyway. It is wonderful to watch all the people singing Land of Hope and Glory at the end of the Proms. Disgusting BBC. Why have you still got British in your title anyway, there will soon not be much British left.”
“Angry, disgusted that a large BRITISH Company paid for by us could even dream of doing it.. but then again they are so full of twisted non news and they robbed the pensioners without a care . Best we can do is stop paying and watching their utter rubbish”
“I’m disgusted with this !!, The BBC….. British Broadcasting Corporation …. could you please remove “British” having this in your name offends me and many others and we can’t have that can we in these sad woke times were now living in”
“Unprintable! Will NEVER tune in to any BBC channels again !! I remember ,with great fondness, my parents always listening to last night of the proms on the ‘wireless’ . I have continued that tradition remembering my beloved family at the same time .”