Quote of the day 27th August 2020
"Britons never, never, never shall be free of the culture wars"
Title of an article in this week's Economist about the row which has erupted over the decision to drop "Rule Britannia" and "Land of hope and glory" from the last night of the proms.
I note from the article that a YouGov opinion polls suggested that only 8% of people think the songs in question should be dropped, and 9% that they should be performed without lyrics. As the magazine notes, those people were probably never going to tune in anyway.
The whole thing seems to me like cultural vandalism and the woke killjoys responsible should never have been allowed anywhere near a position which entrusted them with anything to do with the management of the proms.