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GB News to play God Save the Queen every day

17 Jan 2022 2 minute read
The Queen. Picture by defenceimagery.mod.uk (OGL v.3).

GB News has announced that it will play God Save the Queen every day.

The ‘anti-woke’ channel will feature the tribute to the British monarch, which is also the anthem for England’s sports teams, at the start of live programming at 5.59am, from tomorrow.

This follows Tory MP Andrew Rosindell, who represents the constituency of Romford, calling for public broadcasters such as the BBC, Channel 4 and S4C to be encouraged to play the sing every day.

He claimed that getting public broadcasters to play what he described as the “national anthem”, would provide a “great sense of unity and pride”.

The leader of the Tories in the Senedd, Andrew RT Davies, welcomed a suggestion, arguing that playing God Save The Queen and Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau would be a way to “celebrate our United Kingdom”.

Michael Booker, the Editorial director of GB News said playing God Save the Queen was welcome addition to the UK television in the monarch’s Platinum Jubilee year.

He said: “We always promised we would celebrate what’s good about our country when we can, and the Queen’s 70-year reign is definitely worth celebrating.

“We’ve chosen an uplifting instrumental version which, for our televisions viewers, will feature stunning scenes from across the UK.

“We think it’s a lovely way to start the day.”


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Charles L. Gallagher
Charles L. Gallagher
8 months ago

I for one will not be listening to this Anti Scottish dirge, come to think of it I’ll not be listening or watching GB News.

Andrew Thomas
Andrew Thomas
8 months ago

Is anyone watching oh I forgot Andrew RT Davies and his dog

Michael Rieveley
Michael Rieveley
8 months ago

I was pleased to hear that as we are being forced to have God Save the Queen broadcast daily it will at least be when I am unlikely to be tuned in. The UK national anthem has to be musically one of the worst. A plodding dirge at best.
Perhaps it’s time to change to something a little more inspiring and interesting if we are going to have to endure daily repetition.

Andrew
Andrew
8 months ago

6 am in the morning is is far too early for the Sex Pistols in my house and I fear it would put my dog off his daily s#!t in the garden.

sir sarky of winchester
sir sarky of winchester
8 months ago

Aw Bless, could the timing have any connection to the physical effect of ‘morning wood’ let’s hope the GB news faithfull are at full attention so early in the day,
expect a small upsurge (based on viewing figures) in sales of viagra for GB news fans who at first appearence would struggle to raise a ‘flag’ pole with their attendent salmon pink skin condition and high blood pressure.

Mr Williams
Mr Williams
8 months ago

I have blocked this channel. If you have Sky you can do this via the ‘Services’ = ‘parental control and PIN’ function.

Richard
Richard
8 months ago
Reply to  Mr Williams

Bob lwc Mr Williams – and RT , CNN plus Al Jazeera ?

Can I suggest China 🇨🇳 News 😎

Always best not to have a wide set of opinions 😊

Last edited 8 months ago by Richard
Andrew
Andrew
8 months ago

Although I could manage the B side of the single by about 7 am entitled No Feeling.

Richard
Richard
8 months ago

Bill – we love ❤️ our National Anthem 🎶🎵…thanks and enjoy it’s inclusive and vibrant singing at appropriate occasions….🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Bill
Bill
8 months ago
Reply to  Richard

My fathers were from Jamaica how is it ”inclusive” of me ?

Rhosddu
Rhosddu
8 months ago
Reply to  Bill

Don’t be ridiculous. This is Cymru, not Israel or South Africa.

Bill
Bill
8 months ago
Reply to  Rhosddu

Then Cymru needs a new anthem

Richard
Richard
8 months ago
Reply to  Bill

My family part originate in Niger and the Basque Country plus good old colonial England – but hay Ho we are where we are my friend 😀. Cymru 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 who accepts us all 😊

Grayham Jones
8 months ago

Not in wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 no English royals in wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

arthur owen
8 months ago
Reply to  Grayham Jones

Today,a variant.

Rhosddu
Rhosddu
8 months ago
Reply to  Grayham Jones

This is Cymru, not Israel or South Africa. Anyone moving here who takes the trouble to invest their time in Welsh culture, and who isn’t looking for a holiday home, is always welcome.

Last edited 8 months ago by Rhosddu
Richard
Richard
8 months ago
Reply to  Rhosddu

Oh dear -so sorry Bill ; wish you all the best mate…..grass may be greener in Jamaica 🇯🇲……?

Rhosddu
Rhosddu
8 months ago

Nation.Cymru does not remove unionist comments, even from right-wing trolls. It does, however, seem to take a dim view of offensive and bigoted comments from such people.

Dewi Williams
Dewi Williams
8 months ago

Bill – I suggest you’re need of some counselling if you cannot see why a dirge which is worshipping and paying homage to a single person by virtue of birth right alone instead of lyrically respecting its people and country is so inappropriate. I would also advise you to examine all the verses in this travesty of an anthem. It will reveal reference to crushing the Scots and having dominance over others. Hence our forefathers colonial mentality.

Bill
Bill
8 months ago
Reply to  Dewi Williams

You miss the point, my forefathers were Jamaican so your anthem isn’t inclusive of me either

Dewi Williams
Dewi Williams
8 months ago
Reply to  Bill

I don’t know what point you’re getting at Bill. I’ve simply explained why it is so inappropriate and I give good reasons why. I’m not making inclusivity an issue whatsoever.? If what you’re trying to say is that the dirge isn’t racist, then it is. Go to verse 6 in particular.

Richard
Richard
8 months ago
Reply to  Bill

I don’t know the anthems of Niger, or the Basque Country but I do know England’s and it’s strange colonial wordage of a by gone era when our forefathers were perhaps on the sugar or cotton plantations ?

I’m happier with our inclusive one Bill and rejoice seeing my grandchildren sing it at school with the children of parents originally from many other parts of Europe and the old empire you appear so keen to keep a link to…

Leigh Richards
Leigh Richards
8 months ago

Im sure glen matlock, john lydon and steve jones are delighted at the prospect of all the royalties that will be flooding in 😉 https://youtu.be/yqrAPOZxgzU

Kerry Davies
Kerry Davies
8 months ago

If a tree falls in the forest and no-one tunes in to GB News does the Queen actually give two hoots?

Dean Thomas
Dean Thomas
8 months ago

Great news! Something to listen to after the Shipping Forecast.

GW Atkinson
GW Atkinson
8 months ago
Reply to  Dean Thomas

You could literally listen to any other music. Ones that use more than two notes.

Ieuan Evans
Ieuan Evans
8 months ago

Does the words say God Save the Queen AND Prince Andrew?? Thank God I don’t watch that crap channel.

Paul
Paul
8 months ago

God saves the queen, drops her and Moses scores from the rebound. One nil.

Rob
Rob
8 months ago

If the Tories had it their way they would scrap the BBC & have us watching GB News everyday like a bunch of zombies. Just like right wing zombies in the US who believe everything Fox News tells you & cannot think for themselves.

GW Atkinson
GW Atkinson
8 months ago

Great idea, that will double their viewership to 4.

Erisian
Erisian
8 months ago

Well they would wouldn’t they.
And we are supposed to care because?

Quornby
Quornby
8 months ago

Plonkers. How many watch or listen to this drivel?

Dim problem
Dim problem
8 months ago
Reply to  Quornby

Very few, thankfully.

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