Fury over Labour MP’s Claim about ‘Rule Britannia’ Song

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Labour MP Criticized for Controversial Remark

Labour's culture chief, Thangam Debbonaire, faced backlash after calling the patriotic song 'Rule Britannia' 'alienating' for many Brits. The statement sparked outrage and was deemed as 'complete nonsense' by critics.

Debate Reignited Over Song's Relevance

In 2020, the BBC faced pressure to remove the song from the Last Night of the Proms due to its perceived ties to colonialism. However, after a public outcry, the decision was reversed. Recently, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason reignited the controversy by expressing discomfort with the song.

Tory MPs and Critics Respond

Conservative MPs, including Rishi Sunak, criticized Debbonaire's comments, asserting that 'Rule Britannia' should be sung with pride. Critics slammed the Labour MP's remarks, with some labeling them as 'nonsense' and questioning her understanding of British culture.

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