Wednesday, 31 May 2017

LIAR, LIAR !



A SONG about Tory leader Theresa May has reached the Top 10 in the download chart but the official chart shows on radio stations Capital FM and Heart have refused to play Liar, Liar GE2017, supporters have complained.

Click here: http://www.thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/she_s_a_liar_liar to download for £1 or less to help give Theresa May an election day present she really doesn’t want.

All money spent on downloads of the track up to 8 June will be split between food banks and the People’s Assembly Against Austerity.

Performed and produced by the band Captain Ska and promoted by campaign organisation the People’s Assembly Against Austerity, the song features various speeches and news interviews from Prime Minister Theresa May followed by a chorus of: “She’s a liar, liar . . . You can’t trust her . . . no, no, no, no.”

The song attacks the Conservative Party’s record in office over the NHS crisis, education and levels of poverty. “When there’s nurses going hungry and schools in decline I don’t recognise this broken country of mine,” goes one of the lyrics.

The song has been available for download from last Friday (26 May) and has been rising up in the iTunes charts, reaching Number 10 at the weekend.

The Chart Show this week did announce that the track had reached Number 10 but instead of playing it went straight onto playing Number 9. Now it has gone to Number 7 and could even be a chart topper by polling day.

Jake from Captain Ska said:
“This can only be seen as an attempt by the media owners to undermine public opinion. Thousands of people have downloaded this track and we demand that it is aired as any other song would be.

“We've written Liar, Liar GE2017 for this general election because we want to do all we can to expose the horrific effects Tory policy has had on ordinary people.

“Theresa May lies her way through interview after interview without addressing the real issues. We’re sick of her and her party of millionaires privatising and cutting our public services while the rest of the country faces deteriorating living standards and poverty. The money is there to improve the lives of the majority but it’s in the hands of the wrong people.”

The above article is by JOHN HEDGES
AN PHOBLACHT EDITOR



22 comments:

  1. Different country ... same story, friend Heron ... https://www.youtube.com/embed/XQ-v5finwuE?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0 ... Love, cat.

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  2. No surprises there ... when the majority of politicians subscribe to the same tactics.

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    1. Agreed, friend Heron ... and it's not politicians that lie to us ... it's also the other 4 biggies that seek to rule us food and pharma and film and war industry ... Meouw ... Love, cat.

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    2. YES! Cat you are correct and I can add one more to those that you have mentioned - the war games industry that slowly brainwash young people and older folk to become inured to the violence and reality of war.

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  3. I think there is a little more awareness amongst the young this time round. We shall see.

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    1. Let's hope so Simon and thanks for the comment.

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  4. Same old story, same old song and dance. Is there anyplace in the world that's not being led like this?!?

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    1. Yes, Mitch there are countries that place social care high on their list of priorities. To name but a few: Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Cuba and Ireland - even though we do moan :-)
      Am sure that there are other countries that I have not mentioned.

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    2. Sorry. I meant, "Is there anyplace in the world that doesn't deal with a legion of lying politicians?" But, even that is not a fair question because there are places that aren't LED by those liars.

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    3. Oh' right now I understand.
      When I lived in the UK and was for a short time involved hands on in politics. Truth was limited to 'a need to know basis' and was generally for not circulated to the general public.

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  5. Politics is a weird old world. We get promises but the actual promise is never fulfilled. Theresa May is having a tough time, if she doesn't perform the piranhas of her own government will eat her. Perhaps we should look to 'survival of the fittest' to explain politics, and then get rid of the politicians!

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    1. 'Politics' : is the governance of all of the people in a country or of a group. The people that do so are called politicians and the personal is political.
      So there is no escape Thelma.

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  6. It's so maddening to see how the tory controlled media manipulate the truth or simply avoid it as in this case. I have been horrified by the lies that have come out of their propaganda machine.

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    1. Yes Val, you are correct and to be accurate nothing has changed. This manipulation of the media and the promulgation of half truths [lies] has always been the same. The majority of Britain's population has always been conned by the Ruling Class issuing false promises and inaccurate statements - 'The War to end all Wars', 'You are fighting for a better Britain' etc. Of course what was omitted that the better situation would only apply to the select few.

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    2. That is sadly so true, Mel. I suppose it's just more obvious to us now with our greater access to information.

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    3. For those who are computer savvy the truth is now much easier find, of course it does help if you know the sources and where to look :-)

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  7. Lucie said:
    Just heard this now Mel - I was amazed, shocked and laughing all at once. I hope it gets to number 1 and that the food banks benefit. Thanks for posting that.

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    1. Many thanks for your comment Lucie.

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  8. All I could think was the children's saying "Liar, liar, pants on fire."

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  9. Love this song, very catchy! It's at number 1 but all the stations are still refusing to play it x

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