The BBC has been forced into a massive U-turn after a public backlash and will now feature the patriotic lyrics to Land of Hope and Glory and Rule, Britannia! at the Last Night of the Proms.
The broadcaster announced last week that the lyrics to the songs would be absent after concerns were raised about their supposed historical links with “colonialism and slavery.”
The infamously woke corporation appeared to have been railroaded by a small vocal minority into the decision following months of Black Lives Matter protests.
“This means the words will be sung in the Hall, and as we have always made clear, audiences will be free to sing along at home.”
Given the BBC’s overwhelmingly left-wing bias, this represents a not insignificant victory in the culture war.