Mr. Corbyn stated that the intention for party members to sing God Save The King at the Liverpool convention was “very, very strange.”
The former leader of the Labour Party suggested that singing the national song was unduly nationalistic.
The decision to sing the national anthem at the Labour conference for the first time in its history was made by Keir Starmer and party leaders following the death of the Queen and the accession of King Charles III.
Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn remarked, “We do not sing the national anthem at every single function we attend as a nation.”
On Monday, Keir Starmer attended the Queen’s royal burial and paid respect to the longest-reigning monarch in British history.
We do not sing the national anthem at every function we attend as a nation.
We do not sing in schools, nor do we raise the flag like they do in the United States and other countries.
We are not what I would describe as overtly nationalistic.
Keir Starmer attended the state burial of the Queen on Monday and paid respect to the longest-reigning queen in British history.
He stated that Elizabeth II’s dying signified the end of an era.
The dignity, courage, spirit, altruism, and good humor that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II displayed throughout her reign will always remain with us, he continued.
We are fortunate to be called Elizabethans.
A few days after the monarch’s death, the leader of the Labour Party is anticipated to open the conference with a tribute to the Queen.
Labour’s four-day annual conference begins today in Liverpool with the gathering of party members.