BBC reporter makes his excuses after scouts go way off script

BBC interview at Scout festival

BBC News correspondent Robert Hall quickly made his excuses on 13 July after scouts went way off script at the 100th anniversary of Gilwell Park, the worldwide scouting ‘home’ in Chingford, London.

Off script

Midway through the interview, the audience broke into the ‘Oh Jeremy Corbyn’ chant, made famous during the 2017 general election.

Hall quickly cut the interview short:

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The chant seems to be somewhat reflective of the mood-at-large in the country. A recent poll from Survation has Corbyn’s Labour six points ahead of the Conservatives. What’s more, Survation was the only polling company to accurately represent the new electoral landscape of the 2017 election. All this suggests that the relentless establishment campaign to smear Corbyn isn’t working.

‘Oh Jeremy Corbyn’: Up and down the country

The scouts are far from the first people to break into the ‘Oh, Jeremy Corbyn’ chant, sung to the tune of White Stripes’ Seven Nation Army. In 2017, festival goers made the chant famous at Glastonbury Festival:

By 2018, the chant reached Bongo’s Bingo in Liverpool:

And at Boardmasters 2018 festival in Cornwall, thousands more people got involved:

“Made my day”

On social media, people were very happy with the scouts:

Pro-Corbyn chanting was probably the absolute last thing BBC Breakfast wanted. But the scouts served it up anyway. Fantastic stuff.

Featured image via mathgilbert/ Twitter and Owen Jones/ YouTube

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