Frankie Boyle has written about the scandal caused by Jeremy Corbyn's failure to sing the national anthem at a World War II memorial, quipping: "Surely the battle was fought so that we wouldn’t be forced to sing songs about a German."
Boyle's missives have gained a reputation for a signature mix of dark humour and astute political observation, and his column on the latest 'scandal' to affect the new Labour leader delivers both.
"The abuse Corbyn received for not singing the national anthem says much more about his detractors than it does about him," Boyle wrote for Comment is Free in the Guardian, "It shows them as their 10-year-old public-school selves, where not singing the national anthem genuinely was the most shocking thing a boy could do."
He's gained huge support for the column online, with particular praise for Boyle's suggestions for new national anthems.
On Sunday it was revealed that an unnamed Army general threatened to use methods "fair or foul" to depose Corbyn should he be elected as prime minister.
And his column couldn't be more timely.
"The media have tried to portray Corbyn as boring, but surely a vote for him in a general election would be a vote for a bloody military coup. Hardly boring," he writes.
As usual lots of people agree with him
Frankie Boyle on the national anthem: "Maybe we should commission a new song that is just the word “sorry” in every language of the world."— Rob Coke (@RobCoke) September 22, 2015
Someone give Frankie Boyle a prize http://t.co/YIMKrpXlA6— Simon! Williamson (@simonwillo) September 21, 2015
People loved his suggestion for the anthem to be 'Bare Necessities'
Frankie Boyle's not wrong. Big events would be so joyful if we replaced the national anthem with the Bare Necessities http://t.co/rtkEhCPwMR— Kira Cochrane (@KiraCochrane) September 21, 2015
Anyone else in favour of having Bare Necessities as national anthem? http://t.co/en5xSQdjVQ— Penny Jones (@penelopejones) September 21, 2015
And his sign off had people especially pleased...
The final paragraph of that Frankie Boyle piece on Corbyn and the National Anthem is utter genius— Gary Wilkinson (@garyswilkinson) September 21, 2015
And Boyle's built something of a reputation for biting political satire -- and controversial opinions...