Controversial Brexit hard-liner, Jacob Rees-Mogg, told the House of Commons yesterday, that after Britain pulls out of the EU, the United Kingdom should also withdraw from the Eurovision song contest and hold its own, Brit-O-Vision version in its place.
Rees-Mogg told The House: “I don’t see how we can present ourselves as a truly independent sovereign nation while we’re still taking part in an event in which the balance is clearly tipped heavily in favour of the Europeans.
“Year in, year out, our songs and performers are head and shoulders above those of the foreigners, and yet, we end up right down the bottom of the table when the votes are counted.
“It’s humiliating to see our great nation humbled by people that didn’t know how to use a knife and fork or understand the rules of croquet until we conquered and civilised them.
“Brit-O-Vision would feature all-British acts and good old British songs, like, Jerusalem, Land of Hope and Glory, and My Old Man’s A Dustman.
“Something to stir our British blood and to remind us of memorable moments in this proud nation’s history.
“I want to invoke the spirit of 1971 when we stood alone and Lulu swept aside Johnny Foreigner with her stirring rendition of Boom Bang-A-Bang”
Rees-Mogg came under fire last week for suggesting that the Channel Tunnel should be boarded up and that the Eurostar rail service should be renamed, Anglostar, with all the trains running from Oxford and terminating at Dover.