Radio One Is Refusing To Play An Anti-Theresa May Song Despite Chart Success
Theresa May’s “Liar Liar Ge2017”, by its title alone, suggests the song is slightly less complimentary to the Conservative leader than Jeremy Corbyn’s “Corbyn Riddim’” was to him.
True to its moniker, the song by Captain Ska criticises May over poverty, poor education, the collapse of the NHS, policy U-turns and the snap election, as well as featuring the chorus “She’s a liar liar, you can’t trust her no, no, no”. Of course, there are the odd interview quotes from the PM and other senior Tories spliced in for added effect, too.
It’s steadily climbing the Top 40 Singles Chart and, according to The Official Charts Company, it is expected to be the highest new entry on Friday.
On the iTunes download chart “Liar, Liar Ge17” was briefly No.1, but was pushed into second place by “Despacito”, by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and featuring Justin Bieber.
Sadly, due to impartiality rules the BBC are supposed to stick by, we won’t be hearing it on the radio any time soon,
“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,” Radio One said in a statement.
Capital and Heart FM have also banned the song from being played.
Proceeds from the song, released by Captain Ska a week ago, are going to food banks around the country. Donations will also go to The People’s Assembly Against Austerity.
“The success of this song shows people are fed up with this government of the rich, for the rich,” the band said.
“We’re overwhelmed with the support and our message is that people do have the power to change society if we act together.”
We’ll let you judge for yourselves how accurate the Labour Party’s Theresa May translator is:
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