BBC faces protest over ‘liar liar’ song snub

- Reuters, LONDON

Jun 4, 2017-

Dozens of people protested outside the BBC’s London headquarters on Friday against its decision not to broadcast a song storming the charts before next week’s election that labels Prime Minister Theresa May a liar.

“Liar Liar GE2017” by Captain SKA now tops Amazon’s listing for songs downloaded in Britain and stands at No.2 in Apple’s iTunes UK chart despite receiving no airplay from radio stations. 

Hitting out at the spending cuts of Britain’s ruling Conservative Party, the song stitches together samples of May’s speeches with a chorus of “She’s a liar liar, no you can’t trust her”.

“We all know politicians like telling lies / Big ones, little ones, porky pies / Saying they’re strong and stable, won’t disguise / We’re still being taken for a ride,” reads one verse.

Sam Fairbairn, who helped organise the protest, criticised the BBC for not playing the song, saying it had chimed with voters ahead of the June 8 election.

Published: 04-06-2017 09:12

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