Saturday, 3 June 2017

A Catchy Tune

My contribution to the election debate.


  1. From the Independent:-

    A song labelling Prime Minister Theresa May a “liar” is set to enter the Official Singles Chart top 10 this week, but BBC Radio 1 will not be playing the track due to impartiality rules.

    The "Liar Liar Ge2017" song by Captain Ska criticises Ms May over the NHS, education and poverty, and the Conservatives’ recent U-turns in policy, including the decision to call a snap election.

    It features the Prime Ministers’ speeches and interviews alongside clips of other senior Tories with the chorus, “She’s a liar liar, you can’t trust her no, no, no”.

    The Official Charts Company said the song is set to be the highest new entry in the Top 40 singles chart on Friday, after hitting number seven on the Official Chart Update.

    It was briefly number one on the iTunes download chart but was pushed back down to second place by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s ‘Despacito’ track featuring Justin Bieber.

    The Big Top 40 show on Heart and Capital FM has reportedly banned the song from being played, while Radio 1 said it will not give the song airtime due to impartiality rules.

    “We do not ban songs or artists, however our editorial guidelines require us to remain impartial and the UK is currently in an election period so we will not be playing the song,” the station said in a statement.

    Captain Ska released the song less than a week ago and are donating its proceeds to food banks around the country and campaign organisation The People's Assembly Against Austerity, who supported the track.

    The band said: "The success of this song shows people are fed up with this government of the rich, for the rich.

    "We're overwhelmed with the support and our message is that people do have the power to change society if we act together."

    A version of the song was released seven years ago in response to the coalition government and reached number 89 in the charts.

  2. Pretty sure that's the first time the phrase "featuring Justin Bieber" has ever featured on this blog

  3. If you want another good Tory video to add to your collection, May I suggest this?

  4. Shame on the BBC and Radio 1 for not playing this tune. It shows how restricted 'freedom of speech' is and how manipulated the media are. If it was about Corbyn rather than that dragon Theresa May they'd all be playing it.

    1. Steve Sturgess3 June 2017 at 19:02

      If it was about Corbyn it would be played on a 24/7 loop

  5. Theresa May must be p*ssed about this song. Doesn't bode well when one of her MP's is being done for electoral fraud too. I hope everyone visiting this blog shares the song on their social media.

  6. What this blog needs is strong and stable leadership and a long term economic plan.