Rule, Britannia is now a test of BBC nervemain
It was reckless of the BBC to consign the last night of the Proms to a little-known Finnish conductor, Dalia Stasevska.
Dalia has yet to prove herself with any UK orchestra and is known to embrace right-on, fully woke opinions. According to one source, she is a fervid supporter of BLM and is demanding the removal of ‘colonialist’ Rule, Britannia from its traditional place in the Last Night concert.
It is now down to Proms chief David Pickard and Radio 3 controller Alan Davey to decide whether they stand up to her, or cave in.
I think we can predict the outcome.
UPDATE: Why Rule Britannia must stay