SIR - There has been a growing campaign, opposed by many, to ban the songs Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory from The Last Night of the Proms on BBC. The reason being their links to slavery. But what is really going on here?

In fact, the people that are pushing this are not anti slavery or empire, they're just anti Britain. If they were really concerned about this they would condemn all of it in history and today. They never express hatred of the slavery and empire of the Vikings, the Ottomans or the Zulus, to name just three in history. They only condemn the slavery linked to the British Empire even though Britain was instrumental in abolishing it.

I would suggest these people, including some BBC bosses, watch programmes like A Place in the Sun. There are some cheap property prices abroad.

Alan Bates, Bowland Avenue, Baildon