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New BBC Director General.

(13 Posts)
Missfoodlove Wed 02-Sep-20 14:07:24

Tim Davie on his 2nd day in his new role has announced Land of Hope and Glory and Rule Britannia shall be sung at the proms.
Fantastic news.
Does this mean the end of all the “woke”nonsense at the BBC?

grandMattie Wed 02-Sep-20 14:09:14

It would be wonderful, wouldn’t it? I saw in the paper that someone “wished that the woke generation had never woken up”!

suziewoozie Wed 02-Sep-20 14:25:10

Wow - well just wow.

kittylester Wed 02-Sep-20 14:29:10

Sensible chap!!

Whitewavemark2 Wed 02-Sep-20 14:44:58

Jingoism is the order of the day

Poppyred Wed 02-Sep-20 14:58:13

Common sense at last! Long may it rule!

suziewoozie Wed 02-Sep-20 15:01:07

Good job there’s nothing left to worry about now

suziewoozie Wed 02-Sep-20 15:01:55

The best state broadcaster to have is one that does its master’s bidding

grandMattie Wed 02-Sep-20 15:22:59

Its masters Being the British public?

merlotgran Wed 02-Sep-20 15:44:43

I find it odd that the decision was taken not to perform/sing Land of Hope and Glory and Jerusalem knowing that a new DG would be taking over before the Last Night and likely to want to stamp his mark.

Tony Hall could have sat on the fence instead have digging in his heels and creating a fuss about nothing.

growstuff Wed 02-Sep-20 15:47:44

I think the proms singing is a dead cat.

There's a far more important agenda.

growstuff Wed 02-Sep-20 15:50:01


The best state broadcaster to have is one that does its master’s bidding

Which us why the first thing any authoritarian government does is to take control of state media.

Ah well! If the BBC still remains too "woke" for some, they can always tune into Fox News.

merlotgran Wed 02-Sep-20 15:50:10

That dead cat keeps cropping up every time the Proms is mentioned.

It's more like a dead horse now.