BBC should be playing the national anthem more often, MPs hear

The BBC and other broadcasters should play God Save The Queen more often, ministers have suggested.

Culture Minister Chris Philp told MPs the more we hear the national anthem sung, the better.

This was in response to a suggestion from a Tory colleague for the company to play it at the end of their program for the day.

Andrew Rosindell (Romford) told the House of Commons: “I know the Minister will agree that singing the national anthem is something that gives our nation a great sense of unity and pride.

“So, this year of the Queen’s Platinum Anniversary, will the Minister take steps to encourage the public broadcasters to play the national anthem and ensure the BBC restores it at the end of the day before switching to News 24?”

Minister of Culture Nadine Dorries could be heard saying “fantastic” after Mr Rosindell finished his question.

Frontbench colleague Philp added, “We fully support the signing of Her Majesty the Queen’s national anthem and other expressions of patriotism – including flying the Union Jack.

“The more we hear the national anthem sung, to be honest, the better. Organizations like schools are free to promote it, and the more we can do in this area, the better it gets. “

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