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BBC Host Has the Perfect Response to Conservative MP's Proposed Brexit Tribute

Tory MP Andrew Rosindell called to reinstate the of playing 'God Save the Queen' at the end of BBC News broadcasts; BBC Newsnight decided to oblige him, but not quite in the way he had planned.

Image from music video by Sex Pistols performing God Save The Queen.
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British Member of Parliament Andrew Rosindell filed a motion in the House of Commons this week to reinstate the practice of playing "God Save the Queen," the national anthem, at the end of BBC News broadcasts as a way to celebrate the Brexit.  The host of BBC Newsnight decided to oblige him, but not quite in the way the Tory MP would have imagined.

Before playing the Sex Pistols' version of "God Save the Queen," anchor Kirsty Wark signed off with, "Well we’re not BBC One and it’s not quite the end of the day but we’re incredibly happy to oblige. Goodnight."

The first few verses of the song played as the show's credits rolled, which included these lyrics:

God save the queen
The fascist regime
They made you a moron
Potential H-bomb

God save the queen
She ain't no human being
There is no future
In England's dreaming