‘It’s a BBC excuse!’ Andrew Rosindell screams at Garraway during the national anthem debate.
ANDREW ROSINDELL, in a clash with Kate Garraway of Good Morning Britain, argued that the national anthem should be broadcast every evening as it had been in the past.
The BBC, according to Rosindell, was “making excuses” for not broadcasting the national anthem.
Kate Garraway, the host of Good Morning Britain, argued that because there was no end to broadcasts, it wouldn’t be “natural” to simply slot it into the TV schedule.
Rosindell erupted at the presenter as the two squabbled.
“Absolutely, we should be proud of our country and uphold traditions, our heritage,” Rosindell said in the beginning.
“There is no better way to do that than to join hands and sing our country’s national anthem, which represents everyone.”
“Whatever your background or differences, the one thing that unites us all is that we are all British.”
“The year of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is the best way to restore this on BBC One and other broadcasters.”
“Unfortunately, I believe that very few people ever hear, let alone know the words, to the national anthem; it is never sung in schools, and it is never broadcast by public broadcasters at the end of the day.”
“Even ITV used to do it.”
It’s past time to bring it back to its former glory.
“What’s wrong with playing the national anthem of our country for a few seconds before switching over to other channels at the end of the day?”
“Time has changed,” Garraway fired back.
Channels played it because it signaled the end of a broadcast, but we no longer have an end.
“There is no way to resurrect a natural moment.”
“That’s completely wrong!” exclaimed Rosindell, enraged. “So BBC One stops broadcasting, and they switch to another channel.”
“The viewers don’t see it that way,” Garraway interjected, “you know technically, but as far as the viewers are concerned, we’re all just watching the same channel and it switches to a different program.”
“If you could let me finish,” Rosindell retorted.
It’s not about when the show switches. It’s about the audience.
“It’s about playing it at a specific time of day.”
The majority of people watch television until late at night, when it switches to News 24 or something else.
“It could be played at that point.”
It’s the belief that it can’t be done.
“Brinkwire News Summary.”