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Dum­fries and Galloway’s MP claims the BBC may be “pan­der­ing to a sep­a­ratist agenda”.

Alis­ter Jack was up­set with the songs per­formed at the Proms in the Park con­cert in Glas­gow, held to mark the Last Night of the Proms in the Royal Al­bert Hall.

Sec­tions of the Lon­don event were broad­cast on a big screen to the Glas­gow au­di­ence with breaks at other stages so that con­cert go­ers could en­joy live mu­si­cal per­for­mances.

But theTory MP was fu­ri­ous this meant peo­ple at the live event could not join in with songs he classes as the“sta­ple diet” ofThe Proms.

He has now ex­pressed his anger by writ­ing to the BBC’s di­rec­tor gen­eral Lord Hall.

He wrote:“Only the Proms in the Park at­ten­dees in Eng­land and North­ern Ire­land were able to en­joy and sing along to Rule Bri­tan­nia!, Land of Hope and Glory and Jerusalem.

“Th­ese great songs are part of the sta­ple diet of The Proms and it is ridicu­lous that the BBC chose to deny the Scot­tish Proms fans on Glas­gow Green the rous­ing con­clu­sion they have come to ex­pect.

“The BBC give the im­pres­sion that they are pan­der­ing to a sep­a­ratist agenda.”

Mr Jack has been se­lected to join the trea­surer select com­mit­tee in the House of Com­mons, which is chaired by for­mer ed­u­ca­tion sec­re­tary Nicky Morgan.

The com­mit­tee ex­am­ines the ex­pen­di­ture, ad­min­is­tra­tion and pol­icy of or­gan­i­sa­tions such as HMTrea­sury, HM Rev­enue and Cus­toms and the Bank of Eng­land.

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