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Although the Last Night of the Proms does not have a live audience, the group “EU Flag Mafia” encouraged their supporters to show their support for Europe from their homes. To show its aversion to Brexit and its support for the EU, the group encouraged its followers to display their flags on all social media platforms. The EU Flag Mafia has already infiltrated four Last Night of the Proms.

They started their campaign in 2016 in response to Brexit donor Arron Banks, funding money to distribute Union flags.In 2017, the group gained notoriety where it managed to distribute around 50,000 flags to the audience.

As audiences show their pride in Britain by waving Union flags in the last performance, live footage shows some in European colors.

Starting at 8 p.m., the group urged the audience to share by waving an EU flag at the end of the event.

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Brexit news: The group gained notoriety in 2017 (Image: PA)

The Proms’ final performance has been locked in controversy for the past few weeks.

Initially, the BBC decided to ban the performance of “Rule Britannia!” And “Land of Hope and Glory” on the last night.

The songs were originally dropped due to the offensive they could cause to some listeners who suggested they had become stale in the context of the Black Lives Matter protests.

Instead of being sung by a band at the Royal Albert Hall, the BBC planned to replace them with an orchestral version.

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Brexit news: the group hopes to see EU flags posted on social media (Image: PA)

Commenting on the initial decision, the Prime Minister said: “I can’t believe the BBC is saying it won’t sing the lyrics to 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 squeaky embarrassment about our history, traditions and culture, and we put an end to this general bout of self-recrimination and dampness. ”

Following a backlash against the decision, the BBC turned around on the songs.

A small group of singers will now perform the songs during the performance.

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Brexit News: Mr Johnson welcomes the change

Brexit News: Mr Johnson welcomes the change (Image: PA)

The BBC in a statement: “The pandemic means another promise this year and one of the consequences, under the restrictions of Covid-19, is that we are unable to muster massive voices.

“For this reason, we made the artistic decision not to perform Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory at the Royal Albert Hall.

“We’ve thought a lot about what might be possible and we have a solution.

“Both tracks will now feature a select group of BBC singers.

“This means that the lyrics will be sung in the hall, and as we have always made clear, the audience will be free to sing at home.

“While it can’t be a full-fledged choir and we can’t have an audience in the room, we do everything we can to make it special and really want that last night to be remembered.

“We hope everyone enjoys this solution.

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Brexit news: the songs will be played (Image: PA)

“We think the evening itself will be a very special time for the country – and one that it sorely needs after a difficult time for everyone.

“It won’t be a usual Last Night, but it will be a night not only to look forward to, but to remember.

Following the decision, the Prime Minister’s spokesperson confirmed that Mr Johnson welcomed the move.


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