Radio stations refuse to play anti Theresa May song despite it entering top 10 singles chart
An anti Theresa May song has entered the top 10 Official Singles Chart this week, but high profile radio stations refuse to play the track.
‘Liar Liar GE2017’ by Captain Ska repeatedly brands the Prime Minister a “liar”, also criticising the politician over her cuts to the NHS and education as well as the Conservatives’ policy U-turns.
Some of May’s speeches have been added to the track with the chorus: “She’s a liar, liar, you can’t trust her, no, no, no.”
The song looks set to be the highest new entry in the Top 40 singles chart tomorrow [Friday 2 June] and is currently number seven on the Official Chart Update, however, due to BBC impartiality rules they will not be playing it on air.
In a statement, the BBC explained: “We do not ban songs or artists, however our editorial guidelines require us to remain impartial and the UK is currently in an election period so we will not be playing the song.”
It is also understood that Heart and Capital FM also refuse to play the song, but their reason for doing so is not as clear and Yahoo Celeb have contacted them for comment.
‘Liar Liar GE2017’ was released less than one week ago and Captain Ska is donating all proceeds to food banks up and down the UK as well as The People’s Assembly Against Austerity.
Speaking of the shock success that their song has enjoyed, 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.”
As well as entering the official top 10, ‘Liar Liar GE2017’ was briefly number one the iTunes download chart but it is now second to ‘Despacito’ by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber.
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