Matt Frei is Leading Britain's Conversation.
11 October 2016, 18:56
Patriotic Caller Prompts Iain To Sing (Sorry)
Proudly patriotic caller John wants the Royal Yacht back and he's so persuasive, Iain Dale bursts into song!
The idea of bringing back the Royal Yacht to help secure trade deals in the wake of Brexit sparked some great calls to Iain. This one most of all...
John's fantastic suggestion was to not bother building a new Royal Yacht at a cost of millions, but rather to bring back the old one.
He told Iain: "On the mast of the ship I would like to see the Union Jack flying to unite Scotland, England, Northern Ireland.
"But I don't want a brand new flag, I don't want a brand new boat. I want a tattered flag, with bullet holes...because we're battered as a nation but we're still there! We've still got that fighting spirit!"
So powerful was John's patriotism, it caused Iain to do something he's never done before: sing Jerusalem live on air.