UK: Theresa May protest song ‘liar liar’ hits No 1 on iTunes

A song describing Prime Minister Theresa May as a "liar" and calling the country "broken" has become the most downloaded on iTunes.

UK: Theresa May protest song ‘liar liar’ hits No 1 on iTunes

Captain Ska’s song, which calls the PM a “liar”, has been banned by radio stations despite reaching No 1 on iTunes.

Although Captain Ska’s anti-Tory song Liar Liar is proving popular among downloads, it is unlikely to be playing on a radio near you any time soon.

Liar Liar is set be the highest new entry on the UK Official Singles Chart this week, but impartiality rules during the election period mean it is unlikely to get radio air time, regardless of chart position.

The Big Top 40 show on Heart and Capital FM has banned the song from being played.

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.

Describing their music as “new wave political”, 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.”

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.

The song was released on Friday, but an earlier version of the song released in 2010 in response to the coalition government reached number 1 in the UK reggae chart and number 89 in the official charts.

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20 Responses to "UK: Theresa May protest song ‘liar liar’ hits No 1 on iTunes"

  1. sarhan  May 31, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    So am I No tory Junk for me anymore. There must be something alarming about Corbn for these fat cats. The whole Media is along with tory gang has spent nothing but mock Corbyn since he became Leader. Look at their pathetic propagand ” he is not leader quality, he is protest politician, he has no experience, where is going to get money from, he just has’nt got that quality ” and so on. The Tories want the Work House society, they want up stairs and down stairs society, they want Hangover Society ( where prople slept on ropes by dozens because there was no room for straching on the ground in those dirty filthy rooms. Now they say pensions will be means tested. Yes means tested will progress you have sell, you have sofa sell it, you have carpet sell, you have mobile sell it and the list will keep going before one will be give few pounds to buy your kids loaf of bread and some rotten soup to fill their t=stomachs. Down with these beasts. I love Corby and be voting for him.

    • Khalid Talaat  May 31, 2017 at 9:22 pm

      Come on you guys lit the fit hit the shan. Good luck.

  2. the truth please  May 31, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    After seeing the endless attacks on Jeremy by the opposition I will be voting Labour. Why ? I cannot stand bullies, and that`s what the Tories are.

    • Khalid Talaat  May 31, 2017 at 9:19 pm

      How can you Brits stand the stench coming out of the city of London?

  3. Trakkath  May 31, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    You can extend this song to Lawyer, liar and it would fit.

    • Dr. Abu-Bakr Susta  May 31, 2017 at 6:20 pm

      T: What’s the difference? ;-).

  4. MileHighLife  May 31, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Cool, but why not have a song attacking the TRUE perps behind the curtain instead of the mere puppets they placed on stage? Surely the “All Seeing I”-Tunes would allow such a song AND permit it to trend up to #1– right?

    There’s a few Western artists capable of finding mad beats & lyrics that rhyme with; Masons, Bildeberg, Skull f’N Boners, Illuminutti, Rosicrucians, Khazarian, Jesuits, Pope, Satanist, Archons, Reptilian, Joocifer…). Gimme a beat!

    Michael Jackson, no doubt a victim of the paedo-elites during his youth (at the least), did have an anti-establishment song reaching the Top 10 in the U.K. and Europe, though only topping out at #30 in the U.S. as cabal-owned radio stations were afraid to play it (according to Wikid-pedia). All I gotta say is… “They Don’t Really Care About Us”

  5. nawlins  May 31, 2017 at 8:50 am

    England, where is pirate radio when you need it?

    • Dr. Abu-Bakr Susta  May 31, 2017 at 12:02 pm

      N.O. (New Orleans): Super-bigly pirate radio is the internet, which is ubiquitous (or u-bigly-tous).

      A U.S. phenomenon similar to the UK’s #LiarLiar etc. is the popularity of SNL & late night TV, which mercilessly ridicule President Tweet — our e-steamed Clown in Chief.

      Thanks in part to pirate internet, May, Bibi, Trump & the Saudi ‘d-Ruler’ may soon byte the dust.

    • alan colorado  June 1, 2017 at 8:14 am

      If the trend against free speech continues we will be seeing a pirate radio resurgence. The stations will probably be referred to as illegal anti government clandestine terrorist stations. In the states in spite of laws allowing low powered, public service TV stations to be created, FCC agents have shut them down and heavily fined the operators.

  6. Rooster  May 31, 2017 at 6:29 am

    “Liar, Liar” Bloody brilliant. What is the matter with Canada and the U.S. why have we not songs about our leadership that plucks their tail feather out. If the little island of Brittan can do this well look at the choice material of dead ass bums we have to choose from. Let her rip.

  7. wjabbe  May 31, 2017 at 5:56 am

    It is going to take much more than a song to change the entrenched corrupt government and monarchy of Jolly old England. Just think of the obscene wealth controlled by the ugly fools in that castle. Even young spoiled brats begin in the billion dollar range. All that money should be confiscated from them and divided with all the countries they raped over the centuries beginning with the U.S. A. How about paying off our national debt of $21 Trillion and counting? Put these elitists to work cleaning the streets of London.

    • Khalid Talaat  May 31, 2017 at 9:13 pm

      Well said indeed, I will second this.

  8. JohnZ  May 31, 2017 at 5:53 am

    Right now, there are 1,043,596 views with 26,390 likes and only 1,413 dislikes.
    Clearly May is in deep trouble and hopefully when she goes down she will take that blinkered, idiot Boris Johnson along with her. Jeremy Corbyn may very well pull an upset especially since he has nearly all the young voters as well as those who are fed up with this Thatcher wannabe. I have to hand it ti her though, she’s a helluva lot more intelligent than the buffoon in the White House but that’s all she has over the Donald.
    The Tories are running scared, the false flag in Manchester proves they will do anything to remain in power.

    • Toby  May 31, 2017 at 1:43 pm

      Seems false flag attacks are a preferred method of herding the sheep to accept war crimes (and a coup by Israel, installing the Oded Yinon plan), as legitimate government policy. The US must get it’s sovereignty back…it’s been hijacked by Israel and Judea

      While their hatred may be concealed by trickery, their wrongdoing will be exposed in public.
      A lying tongue hates its victims- both Proverbs

  9. US-First  May 31, 2017 at 5:51 am

    On the Tory ship of state the cry is Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!

    T’heresy of May ensures Britain hasn’t a prayer.

  10. kaho  May 31, 2017 at 5:39 am

    At least Bob Dylan got the Nobel prize.
    (But only 50 years later)

    Btw I know nothing about the Britain and the Brexit situation now. I just know Britain has been in the news for years, being rather uncooperative vis á vis their EU masters. Rightly so, or wrongly so? Difficult to say.

    • JohnZ  May 31, 2017 at 3:53 pm

      The answer is blowin’ in the wind…..

  11. paul becke  May 31, 2017 at 5:11 am

    Strange that any lying propaganda by the right(wrong), in fact, an endless stream of it, is peddled by the entire mainstream media, press and TV, without the least misgiving, yet when the people have their own troubadours achieving an extraordinary level of success with the public, broadcasting indisputable truths which scares the living daylights out of the Tory Establishment’s wholly-owned, mainstream media, all of a sudden legilsation is brought in prohibiting it, in the run-up to elections.

    What sort of democratic set-up is that ?

    • Khalid Talaat  May 31, 2017 at 9:08 pm

      A non-existent one.

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