God save the Queen! GB News will play the National Anthem EVERY morning from tomorrow...after Tories called on the BBC to blast out tune at midnight

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GB News will be playing the National Anthem from tomorrow morning onwards The move comes following calls for the BBC to do so from Tories last weekVideo footage of sights across the UK at dawn will be accompanying the tune 

GB News has announced that it will be playing the National Anthem every morning from tomorrow onwards.

The tune of God Save the Queen will be played to video footage of scenery across the UK filmed at dawn, following calls from Tory MP Andrew Rosindell last week for the BBC to do so. 

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The news channel will be the only TV news broadcaster to play the anthem after the BBC stopped doing it 24 years ago. 



Clips capture sights from the Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scotland, the Chepstow Castle in Wales, Runswick Bay on the Yorkshire coast and other sites

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Clips capture sights from the Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scotland, the Chepstow Castle in Wales, Runswick Bay on the Yorkshire coast and other sites

Tory MP Andrew Rosindell in 2018. At culture questions earlier this month, he asked: 'Will the minister take steps to encourage public broadcasters to play the national anthem?'

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Tory MP Andrew Rosindell in 2018. At culture questions earlier this month, he asked: ‘Will the minister take steps to encourage public broadcasters to play the national anthem?’

The anthem will also be played on GB News’ radio service. 

Clips capture sights from the Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scotland, the Chepstow Castle in Wales and Runswick Bay on the Yorkshire coast.

Dartmoor, Bristol at dawn and Pen y Fan in Wales are also featured.

The anthem is still played nightly on radio channels like Radio 4, and was previously played at the end of broadcast on television channels. 

But since the late 1990s BBC One has run the BBC News Channel overnight from around 1am, while BBC Two plays repeats of daytime shows in the small hours.

Dartmoor, Bristol and Pen y Fan in Wales are also featured in the video clips taken at dawn

Dartmoor, Bristol and Pen y Fan in Wales are also featured in the video clips taken at dawn

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell said the public broadcaster and other television companies should be encouraged to play the patriotic number more often in the year of the Queen's platinum jubilee.

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell said the public broadcaster and other television companies should be encouraged to play the patriotic number more often in the year of the Queen’s platinum jubilee.

At culture questions earlier this month, Mr Rosenidell – sporting a Union Jack lapel badge – asked: ‘I know the minister will agree that the singing of the national anthem is something that provides great sense of unity and pride in our nation.

‘So in this year of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, will the minister take steps to encourage public broadcasters to play the national anthem and ensure the BBC restores it at the end of the day’s programming before it switches to News 24?’

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries could be heard saying ‘fantastic’ and Culture Minister Chris Philp told MPs: ‘We fully support the signing of the national anthem, Her Majesty the Queen and other expressions of patriotism – including the flying of the Union Jack.

Chepstow Castle in Wales, pictured in GB News' national anthem video which will be played every morning

Chepstow Castle in Wales, pictured in GB News’ national anthem video which will be played every morning


‘The more that we hear the national anthem sung, frankly, the better. Organisations like schools are free to promote it and the more we can do in this area the better it’ll be.’

But the idea was slammed by former Newsnight presenter Gavin Esler, who tweeted: ‘Dear Mr Rosindell If you have what’s known as ”a wireless” and are capable of tuning it to the excellent BBC Radio 4, you may find that the National Anthem is played at the end of every day.

‘God save the Queen (and the country) from posturing parliamentarians.’  

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