The Notting Hill Carnival is a glorious celebration of the Caribbean heritage of generations of Londoners.
Along with Wimbledon, Royal Ascot and the British Bog Snorkelling Championships, this is one of the highlights of our cultural calendar.
So imagine if someone decided it was "terribly black" and had to be sheared off by their steel bands, dub DJs, jerk chicken stalls and colorful costumes because not only is it the majority of the white population, but all of them Excludes newcomers from Eastern Europe and elsewhere.
There would be an outcry, and rightly so.
The same goes for the Highland Games. What if Wee Burney and her Toytown Tartanistas decreed that throwing a caber and wearing a kilt was against their exciting new "hate crime" laws?
Over the past few years the Union's flag has been outnumbered last night by those awful blue and yellow EU numbers handed out by unruly remains on the door
After all, the Scots were the Empire's avid foot soldiers and played a leading role in colonization and the slave trade, as anyone who has seen Carry On Up The Khyber will testify.
I don't want to be the unfortunate Holyrood bureaucrat who had to inform a giant Archie Duncan with a telegraph pole under his arm and six bottles of Stoori Midori liquor on board that his Caledonian persecution is now a criminal offense.
Of course, none of this will happen. The Notting Hill Carnival and Highland Games are not on the Woke Brigade's hit list.
Unfortunately, that can't be said of the Last Night of the Proms, the newest innocuous British institution in the crosshairs.
The BBC has come under pressure to exclude Rule, Britannia and Land Of Hope And Glory from the 2020 Promenade Concerts finale.
Dalia Stasevska, who has the honor of being this year's conductor of Last Night, is supposed to "modernize" the repertoire.
Ms. Stasevska from Finland is supposed to believe that the absence of an audience is the ideal time to pull the proms screaming and kicking into the summer of stupidity
The Notting Hill Carnival and Highland Games are not on the Woke Brigade's hit list
Ms. Stasevska from Finland is supposed to believe that the absence of an audience is the ideal time to pull the proms screaming and kicking into the summer of stupidity.
"Dalia is a huge supporter of Black Lives Matter and thinks this is the perfect time to make change happen," said a BBC source.
She apparently has the support of the South African soprano Golda Schultz, who was invited as a soloist on September 12th.
If you're not interested in the traditional Last Night cast, you don't have to go ahead.
There are many other musicians who would be grateful for the work.
Certainly their selection is a testament to the inclusiveness of the Proms, who have bent back, forward, and to the side to showcase music from around the world.
The concerts are not a jingoistic celebration of Little Englander nationalism, but have become a model for modern diversity.
Over the past few years, the Union's flag has been outnumbered last night by those awful blue and yellow EU numbers handed out by unruly remains on the door.
We had to put up with "Refugees Welcome Here" banners gaudily hung from hospitality boxes by self-obsessed show-offs, determined to signal their virtue without the intention of inviting an asylum seeker into their own beautiful homes.
Now we are giving a talk about our evil racist story from a 35 year old from Finland, one of the whitest countries on earth.
As a rule, their objections are shaped by ignorance of Rule, Britannia "celebrating" Britain's role in the slave trade.
There are many other musicians who would be grateful for the work. Certainly their selection is a testament to the inclusiveness of the Proms, who have bent back, forward, and to the side to showcase music from around the world
Someone should explain to her in monosyllabic terms that it was the Royal Navy that ended the slave trade on the high seas.
Sadly, the BBC lacked the backbone to withstand this madness, and they have relegated Rule, Britannia, to part of the Sea Shanty Medley.
Land of Hope and Glory has been pushed back from its usual leading role. And both will only be orchestral versions – no "offensive" lyrics.
Those charged with defending our heritage have proven particularly spineless in the face of the Black Lives Matter onslaught.
Revisionism is the order of the day as the year zero crowd roams through our institutions on the far left, demolishing statues, renaming elementary schools with even the weakest links to slavery, and "decolonizing" university curricula.
The National Trust, which exists to protect and promote our history, now prefers to airbrush the past, replacing real castles with bouncy castles and old tapestries with bold touchscreen experiences tailored for the snowflake generation.
Should this Covid madness ever pass, the promenade concerts will almost inevitably be "realigned" for the age of stupidity next year. You could call it the last night of the proms!
There will be a ban on Union flags, and the Promenaders will fight for leeway with BLM activists in piercing vests and balaclavas, waving clenched fist banners and singing along to rap versions of old favorites.
Land of racists and fascists
Home of the BNP
How we all despise you
It's time to take your knee. . .
After trying to recruit millennials, the army decided to go green in a last-ditch effort to attract the Greta Thunberg fan club.
They are putting a new fleet of environmentally friendly vehicles into operation to target potential squaddies who are concerned about “climate change”.
What will happen if their tanks run out of juice halfway up the Tora Bora Mountains and there is no charging point outside of Kabul?
You will no doubt have green ammo to defend yourself, although plastic bullets are obviously not a starter.
Maybe they can just point their rifles at the enemy and scream, daddy's army style: bang-two-three!
Be honest, have you ever heard of Gillian Keegan? Me neither until now.
Apparently she is the Tory MP for Chichester and junior minister in the Department of Education, jointly responsible for the "post-16 strategy" in England.
However, she was missed in action during the recent exam results mess.
While thousands of students were upset over her algorithmic grades, Gilly lived in the French Alps.
I am not denying that the woman has the right to go on vacation, but she can certainly prove to be a bit insensitive when she boasts of having such a great time in the system for which she is responsible , was in collapse
We only know this because she couldn't resist posting photos of her vacation in Courchevel on the internet.
There she was in hashtag heaven, drank wine, spo-dee-o-dee, hiked, rode bikes, and swam wild – as the rest of us call swimming.
She pasted a photo of the pizzas she had for dinner from the "fabulous # Blackpearl Pizzeria" next to her chalet – or rather, her # happiness place.
Keegan even joked that she had to be quarantined for 14 days on her return to the UK.
I am not denying that the woman has the right to go on vacation, but she can certainly prove to be a bit insensitive when she boasts of having such a great time in the system for which she is responsible , was in collapse.
More specifically, we wouldn't even have known about it if she hadn't decided to showcase her vacation photos online.
Williamson is 44 and obviously addicted to social media too. What's wrong with these people? When will they ever grow up?
We also didn't know that her boss, Gavin Williamson, aka Private Pike, “liked” her photos.
It's not like she's a sloppy kid who would be expected to have her life on Instagram, whatever that is. She's 52, for God's sake, not 15.
Mind you, Williamson is 44 and he's obviously addicted to social media too. What's wrong with these people? When will they ever grow up?
Is it any wonder the education department is so confused when those in charge act like stupid teenagers?
I suspect she won't be in such a happy place the next time she is remodeled.
A Mail reader reminded me that before Dishi Rishi (left) was Chancellor, he played the twisted Superintendent Rohan Sindwhani (right) on Series 5 of Line Of Duty. . .
With television running out of new material due to the corona virus, most of us have revisited old favorites.
I've seen every episode of The Sweeney, Minder, Inspector Morse, Endeavor, Lewis, A Touch of Frost, New Tricks, Hill Street Blues, and the early series of The Bill when Tosh and Burnside were around.
To paraphrase Parky, you will encounter a better class of copper in Memory Lane.
I also revisited Line Of Duty, as did Mail reader Keith Dennis, who reminded me that before he became Chancellor, Dishi Rishi played the twisted Police Commissioner Rohan Sindwhani in Series 5. . .
Extinction Rebellion is planning a series of protests in September to make London a restricted area to traffic.
I'm sorry to let you down, but Mayor Genghis Khan beat you.
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