Ash Sakar was taking part in a debate about whether children should be made to sing the national anthem in schools
A guest on Good Morning Britain has suggested Wiley‘s ‘Wearing My Rolex’ should be the British national anthem.
Ash Sakar, a senior editor at an independent media organisation, appeared on the show to take part in a debate about whether children should be made to sing the national anthem in schools. Tory MP Andrew Rosindell, who is calling for that to become a reality, also took part.
After branding the policy suggestion as “deeply embarrassing”, Sakar was asked if her issue with ‘God Save The Queen’ was the fact that it included a Christian god. “It’s not the catchiest of songs,” she replied. “I’d much prefer ‘Wearing My Rolex’.”
Host Piers Morgan was left confused by the suggestion, asking: “What do you mean, wearing my rolex?” Sakar explained it was a “banger by Wiley”.
The editor’s argument against the proposed policy was that it distracts from more serious issues in schools, such as a lack of funding to provide pupils with the best possible education. Morgan argued that the issues were separate from each other, to which Sakar replied: “I’m saying address the fact one in six schools have to crowdfund from parents for basic equipment before we get to relatively low priority issues.”
Later, she added: “Throughout history, we see politicians turning to very cheap nationalism when they are out of ideas to address the real, material issues in this country.”
Watch a clip of the debate above, and the full thing here.