Radio Stations Refuse To Play Top Ten Song About Theresa May

by : Tom Percival on : 29 May 2017 13:09
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Radio stations are under fire for refusing to play a song calling Teresa May a ‘liar’ despite it reaching tenth place in the download charts.


The song, called Liar, Liar GE2017 is performed and produced by Captain Ska, takes aim at our ‘strong and stable’ leader calling her a ‘liar’ and attacking the Conservative’s social policies.

Lyrics in the song include lines like ‘she’s a Liar, Liar…you can’t trust her, no no no no’ and ‘I don’t recognise this broken country of mine’.

Both The Big Top 40 show on Heart and Capital FM decided not to play the controversial song instead announcing that the song had taken the tenth spot before playing the song in ninth place.


Captain Ska songwriter and band member Jake told The Independent that they wrote the song to expose the ‘horrific effects’ that they believe Conservative polices have had on ordinary people.

He 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.


The People’s Assembly Against Austerity are promoting the song and they’re asking people to complain about the choice not to broadcast it by some platforms.

Any money the song earns between May 26 and June 8 will be split between The People’s Assembly Against Austerity and food banks around the country.

This isn’t the first time a song about a Conservative leader hasn’t been played on the radio. When Mageret Thatcher died Ding Dong the Witch is Dead charted at #2 but BBC Radio 1 decided not to play the song in full.

Tom Percival

More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism. Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV. He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.

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    Song calling Theresa May a ‘liar’ reaches tenth place in download charts but radio stations refuse to play it