UK government roasted for getting kids to sing creepy ‘One Britain One Nation’ song
Finally, something to unite the nation
This Friday, the government has a plan. A plan, an idea to heal the fractured nation that we live in, to help bring us together after a difficult 15 months.
They're going to get children in schools across the land to sing about how great and wonderful and strong and powerful the United Kingdom is.
And it's real. This isn't a joke. It's not a chapter from 1984. There's no Hunger Games taking place afterwards. This is a real, genuine idea that our government have come up with.
The Department for Education is encouraging children to sing a song called "Strong Britain" as part of celebrations for "One Britain One Nation" day.
The Department for Education is promoting the day as a chance for children to learn about "shared values of tolerance, kindness, pride and respect."
We're encouraging schools across the UK to celebrate One Britain One Nation Day on 25 June, when children can learn about our shared values of tolerance, kindness, pride and respect.#OBONDAY21 @1Britain1Nation
For more information:https://t.co/y7PQblUeDN
— Department for Education (@educationgovuk) June 21, 2021
First, listen to the song.
Haunting. Chilling. Creepy. All hail Kim Johnson-Un.
You probably won't be surprised to hear that this has been ridiculed. And in a weird way, it's served its purpose. The nation has been united in its horror at this little tune.
Many made the obvious comparisons with North Korea.
You might like to run that whole tolerance, kindness, respect thing past Patel, Harding, and the rest of them as they seem to have missed the email… 🙄
FYI We are not North Korea
— Fiftysomething Gardener 💙 (@cotswold31415) June 22, 2021
Saw North Korea trending, which by itself can be anxiety inducing.
Then saw that it was our new song for children, strong Britain, greaaaaat naaaation...and now I'm really scared.
— Peter J. Thomas (@MrPeterJThomas) June 22, 2021
Er...yeah, no thanks. We are Britain. We don’t get our children to sing Government sponsored songs. We’re not North Korea. https://t.co/pLKEKHO1uw
— (((Dan Hodges))) (@DPJHodges) June 22, 2021
Others were keen to point out that schools in Scotland will actually be on holiday on this day, with the government seeming to forget that Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have devolved education systems.
Errr... most kids in Scotland will have already started their summer holidays by then 🤨 https://t.co/30H7P6qdjN
— Pippa Crerar (@PippaCrerar) June 22, 2021
Scotland, Wales & NI have devolved education systems. Keep up. https://t.co/BsmkMQmZC5
— John Harris (@johnharris1969) June 23, 2021
But from Brexiteers to Remainers, lockdown sceptics to Corbynistas, it seems that finally we are united. United in a stomach-churning displeasure at this horrific little ditty.
Oh. My. God. Everyone has lost their effing minds. https://t.co/63u5iZUz1i
— Julia Hartley-Brewer (@JuliaHB1) June 22, 2021
Quite fitting that it’s talking about how great we are whilst being absolute dog shit https://t.co/bxs6il71N5
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) June 22, 2021
If you want to learn the words to this song - the tune that will be soundtracking our final march into an Orwellian Black Mirror x The Thick of It crossover episode - then here they are.
The full lyrics to Strong Britain, Great Nation. When did we become North Korea? pic.twitter.com/msG2K3gHFk
— Khurram Farooq (@khurramfarooq) June 22, 2021
Print them off, force your children to learn them, then bow down to our mighty leader, Boris Johnson, as you sing: "We are Britain. And we have one dream."
When will this nightmare end?