Mainly foreign owned GB News to play the national anthem every day

The same GB News that is largely foreign owned, with its start up cash down to two foreign investors.

Nigel Farage on GB News

GB News says it will play God Save the Queen to kick off its live programming every day, announcing that it will be the only British television broadcaster to play the anthem daily.

In an email to subscribers the channel wrote: “We promised that GB News would celebrate what’s good about our country when we can, and the Queen’s 70 years on the throne is definitely cause for celebration.

“We’ve selected an uplifting instrumental version which, for our television viewers, will play over photographs of beautiful British scenes at dawn.”

This is the same GB News that is largely foreign owned, with its start up cash down to two foreign investors. Discovery Inc, which is based in New York, has provided start up cash to GB News as has Legatum, a private investment firm based in Dubai.

Byline Times also revealed that GB News is also backed by a New York-based private investment firm called Kibble Holdings.

A channel largely funded by foreign sources engaging in a bit of plastic patriotism? Its announcement was also mocked online, with some calling it ‘hilarious’ while another wrote: “Don’t just play it to start the day! Have it playing all day to drown out the propaganda you broadcast.”

Basit Mahmood is editor of Left Foot Forward

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