Anti-Theresa May song heads for number one on iTunes chart but radio stations ‘refuse’ to play it
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Radio stations - including Capital - have been accused of refusing to play an anti-Theresa May song, which has shot up the UK itunes charts and is currently positioned at number two.
The song ‘Liar, Liar’ is performed and produced by Captain Ska and takes a highly critical and damning view of the Prime Minister.
It features soundbytes from May’s various speeches alongside the chorus "she’s a liar liar, you can't trust her, no, no, no”, and has lines such as: “when there’s nurses going hungry and schools in decline I don’t recognise this broken country of mine.”
The Big Top 40 chart show on Heart and Capital FM referenced the song's position, but skipped the track altogether.
A version of ‘Liar, Liar’, which focused on George Osborne and David Cameron, was released in 2010. The new edition has been recorded especially for the 2017 General Election.
Speaking to HuffPost, a member of Ska said: “The 2010 release has kind of been around for a while and I ended up getting so many messages to remix it I thought I’d do it. It’s overwhelming to be at number two now, we’re all freelance session musicians in London, so we’re totally amazed by it. Original music, and especially political music, doesn’t have traction any more. Everyone is totally over the moon with it.”
There are laws governing impartiality during General Elections and it is believed that this may be why some stations have refused to play the song.
Captain Ska have announced that all proceeds made from the song between May 26th and June 8th will be shared between food banks and The People's Assembly Against Austerity.