Irishman's powerful response to Boris Johnson comments about British history
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Irishman's powerful response to Boris Johnson comments about British history

AN IRISHMAN has provided a fantastic response to comments made by Boris Johnson on Tuesday.

The UK Prime Minister was speaking to the press about the BBC's controversial move to remove the lyrics from the songs Rule, Britannia! and Land Of Hope And Glory when they're traditionally played at the end of Last Night Of The Proms.

Mr Johnson scoffed at the idea that either song should represent a celebration of Britain's colonial history, deeming them simple songs of national pride and tradition instead.

He stressed that he thought it was "time we stopped our cringing embarrassment about our history".

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"If it is correct, which I cannot believe that it really is, but if it is correct that the BBC is saying that they will not sing the words of Land Of Hope And Glory and Rule, Britannia! as they traditionally do at the end of Last Night Of The Proms, I think it's time we stopped our cringing embarrassment about our history, about our traditions and about our culture," Johnson said.

"And we stop this general bout of self-recrimination and wetness. I wanted to get that off my chest."

Many who agree with Mr Johnson's sentiments regarding what plenty see as an unnecessary and ultimately unhelpful denial of history, may think differently after seeing a certain Irishman's response to his interview.

Joe Dwyer, took to Twitter to post the screenshot of an article written by the Irish News, with the headline: 'British soldiers used shot Catholic man's skull as ashtray'.

The article goes on to detail that in 1971 during the The Troubles, a 28-year-old man from Armagh was shot and killed in Belfast by the British, who as the headline suggests, subsequently used his skull to put out their cigarettes.