A Pro-Brexit Politician Asked The BBC To Play ‘God Save The Queen,’ So They Did (Kind Of)

11.05.16 1 month ago 4 Comments

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In the midst of Prime Minister Teresa May’s ongoing legal battle with the United Kingdom’s High Court over how to proceed with the so-called “Brexit,” a conservative politician made a rather patriotic demand on the BBC. Andrew Rosindell, a conservative member of Parliament representing the Romford constituency in Greater London, suggested the state-run television broadcaster — specifically its flagship BBC One station — end every single night of programming with a rousing rendition of the national anthem, “God Save the Queen.”

He even tweeted about it:

BBC One never heeded Rosendell’s request, but the nightly news program BBC Newsnight did. (Sort of.) For as Digital Spy and several other outlets in the U.K. and elsewhere revealed, Newsnight anchor Kirsty Wark obliged Rosindell on Friday by playing a song titled “God Save the Queen.” Unfortunately for the Tory MP, the version Wark ended her program with was none other than The Sex Pistols‘ 1977 punk rock anthem, “God Save the Queen.”

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