The government has been criticised on social media immediately after supporting a campaign encouraging schoolchildren to commemorate “One Britain Just one Nation” working day on Friday.
A tweet from the Department for Schooling mentioned it was encouraging schools across the Uk to celebrate the working day and showcased a connection to onebritainonenation.com web-site.
The campaign, led by former policeman Kash Singh who is main government and founder of A single Britain One particular Country (OBON), says it needs the aid of educational institutions to “celebrate the working day in the spirit it is intended”. The internet site suggests “OBON is devoted to galvanising the initiatives of people from all backgrounds to rejoice in their pride in Fantastic Britain.” The campaign’s supporters incorporate actor Joanna Lumley, MP Brandon Lewis, and former MPs David Metal and Norman Tebbit.
The website suggests that faculties ought to really encourage children to clap for a moment to “pay tribute to all those people today who aided all through the Covid 19 pandemic crisis” and give a rendition of the OBON Working day 2021 anthem.
The song, which bundled the lyrics “We are Britain and we have a single dream to unite all individuals in one particular terrific team”, has provoked unique ridicule on social media.
The tune ends with the lyrics “Strong Britain, Wonderful Nation” repeated four situations.
The Section of Instruction in its tweet stated OBON working day was “when little ones can study about our shared values of tolerance, kindness, pride and respect”.
A single person on Twitter responded: “I never know where to commence with this crap!
“The truth that you declare it is about people factors and you’re encouraging young ones to sing this track?! This is nationalistic crap!
“Or that you are actively utilizing *educational institutions* to try out and campaign against Scottish independence! The total point is profoundly incorrect!”
A further tweeted: “Who resolved these had been “our values” and when?”
A different tweet examine: “Absolutely and totally pathetic. This is not North Korea, for goodness sake. ‘Shared values of tolerance, kindness, delight and respect’ are a significantly cry from the current point out of the British isles.”