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BBC Songs of Praise producer compares Rule Britannia to Nazis singing about gas chambers

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This from The Daily Mail:

An Executive Producer for the BBC's Songs of Praise has compared singing Rule Britannia to Nazis singing about gas chambers.

Cat Lewis, CEO of television production company Nine Lives Media which produces the programme, weighed in on the controversy surrounding the BBC's decision to drop the singing of patriotic anthems from the Last Night of the Proms. 

Critics have claimed the songs were 'racist', and now Ms Lewis, a self-described 'campaigner for a better world', has blasted the centuries-old Rule Britannia.

She tweeted: 'Do those Brits who believe it's OK to sing an 18th Century song about never being enslaved, written when the UK was enslaving and killing millions of innocents, also believe it's appropriate for neo-Nazis to shout, ''We will never be forced into a gas chamber.'' '

She and many critics say Rule Britannia is racist because it includes the line 'Britons never, never, never shall be slaves'. 

Ms Lewis has also recently said that she 'really misses' Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, saying their departure was 'such a lost opportunity to modernise the monarchy.' 

She has also tweeted her support for Black Lives Matter and Michelle Obama standing to be President of the United States.

Traditionally, Rule Britannia is performed at London's Royal Albert Hall every year. 

The BBC had initially considered dropping patriotic anthems from the Proms following criticism of their supposed links to slavery and colonialism, but after a huge row bosses rowed back and announced they would be played instead, but not sung. They claim that the lack of an audience to sing along is behind the 'creative' decision. 

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