Song that calls PM a liar reaches No.1 – banned from radio

Captain Ska’s anti-Tory song Liar Liar, which describes Prime Minister Theresa May as a “liar” and calling the country “broken” has become the most downloaded on iTunes.

The Big Top 40 show on Heart and Capital FM has banned the song from being played. This is due to impartiality rules during the election period, meaning it is unlikely to get radio air time, regardless of chart position.

The song samples clips of Tory speeches and has the chorus “She’s a liar liar, you can’t trust her, no, no, no”.

Another lyric talks about the NHS, saying: “When there’s nurses going hungry and schools in decline, I don’t recognise this broken country of mine.”

Other lyrics by the London-based ska band focus on poverty levels, schools and police cuts.

The seven-piece group is made up of session musicians who have performed with Vampire Weekend, Paloma Faith and The Streets.

All proceeds raised from the song between now and election day will be split between food banks and campaign group The People’s Assembly Against Austerity.

by Berk Bektas

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