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Neil Coyle retweeted a post by Commons leader Jacob Rees-Mogg which shared a video of Boris Johnson criticising the BBC’s decision to perform Rule, Britannia! and Land of Hope and Glory without lyrics. Mr Rees-Mogg said: “Britons must never be enslaved by political correctness.”
But Labour MP Mr Coyle unleashed a furious rant, which he has since deleted.
The MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark said: “I have spent years warning local people that these fat old racists won’t stop blaming the EU when their sh*t hits the fan.
“Here they come blaming others. Absolute sh*tbag racist w*nkers.”
Mr Coyle’s outburst sparked a backlash from other Twitter users.
Former Brexit Party MEP Martin Daubney commented: “Nice one, Neil.
“You just ensured a bunch more people abandon the ‘kinder, gentler’ party that Labour has become.
“Stop the drunk-tweeting and seriously think about why the working classes have abandoned you.”
Conservative commentator Darren Grimes added: “Were you drunk when you wrote this tweet with unparliamentary language?
“Or are you just looking down your nose at those of us who aren’t ashamed of British culture? Same old Labour.”
Ex-MEP Patrick O’Flynn wrote: “The mask slips. Here is the authentic view of Lab MPs about Leave supporters.
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“Brexiteers, I beseech you: NEVER vote for these people.”
It comes after the BBC announced Rule, Britannia! and Land of Hope and Glory would be performed with no lyrics at the Last Night of the Proms on September 12.
The decision to play orchestral versions of the traditional songs followed reports they could be dropped altogether due to their perceived association with colonialism and slavery.
Speaking on Tuesday, the Prime Minister made an intervention amid the furore.
Mr Johnson said: “I just want to say… if it is correct, which I cannot believe that it really is, but if it is correct, that the BBC is saying that they will not sing the words of Land Of Hope And Glory or Rule, Britannia! as they traditionally do at the end of The Last Night of the Proms.
“I think it’s time we stopped our cringing embarrassment about our history, about our traditions, and about our culture, and we stopped this general bout of self-recrimination and wetness.
“I wanted to get that off my chest.”
There will be no audience at this year’s Last Night of the Proms at London’s Royal Albert Hall because of coronavirus restrictions.
Members of the audience usually sing along and enthusiastically wave flags when Rule, Britannia! and Land of Hope and Glory play.
The BBC’s outgoing director-general Lord Hall insisted the decision to perform the two patriotic anthems without lyrics was a “creative” one.
But he admitted that the issue of dropping songs because of their association with Britain’s imperial history had been discussed.
The BBC has confirmed that Rule, Britannia! and Land of Hope and Glory, which are hugely popular, will be sung at next year’s Last Night of the Proms.
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