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More on the Madness election song – check out what they’ve done with the artwork!

Even the cover of the new Madness song, Bullingdon Boys, is a jab at Boris Johnson and his colleagues – including former PM David Cameron.

Mr Cameron is depicted in the mask worn by serial killer Michael Myers in the Halloween movies.

And Mr Johnson’s face is replaced by that of Porky Pig.

Other club members are depicted as a red-eyed reptile, the Devil, and an S&M fetishist (as far as I can tell).

According to NME, the song is the first Madness have released in three years, and is described as a “barbed swipe at the charlatans, rotters and chancers at the top of the tree who have done their best to take the shine off 2019.”

Inspired by the fact that 19 of the 54 UK Prime Ministers have come from Eton, the new song takes aim at Johnson, who was educated at Eton College before going on to study at Oxford, and his peers with anti-Tory lyrics.

The tagline on the artwork is a clear call for those of us with good taste in music to use our votes against Mr Johnson and his Tory cronies: “Don’t get bullied by the bully boys.”

If you haven’t already heard it via This Site’s previous article, here’s the song itself, again:

Source: Madness take barbed swipe at Boris Johnson on first new song in three years

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New song by Madness attacks the Tory elite – and it should be a chart-topper

The real Bullingdon boys: Boris Johnson is seated, to the right of the image; former PM David Cameron iss standing.

Chart veterans Madness have just released a new song. It’s called The Bullingon Boys. Can you guess what it’s about?

I’m guessing the band is asking us not to vote Conservative in this year’s general election, with a warning about what we can expect.

Or is the lyric about being taken off life-support too complicated?

It’s a terrific song, in the mould of the great Madness hits of the 1980s. Share it – and its message – around.

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Hear this satirical song that mocks Trump’s hypocrisy on racism

Victims of racism and misogyny: Donald Trump has told these four Congresswomen to “go back” to the countries from which they came; they are all US citizens.

Has anybody else been watching the ongoing soap opera of Donald Trump, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib (together with other US Democratic Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley), and the Israeli government headed by Benjamin Netanyahu with the same astonished bemusement as This Writer?

I mean, how can anybody justify this out-and-out racism from the leaders of two supposedly democratic countries?

You’ll remember it started when Mr Trump decided to publish racist tweets about the four ladies (three of whom were born in the US and one was naturalised after coming to that country as a child), suggesting they should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came”.

Unless he was referring to “totally broken and crime infested places” in the United States, that’s stark racism, right there.

The when Ms Omar and Ms Tlaib were preparing to visit Israel, he put pressure on Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to block them from being allowed entry to that country. The first Muslim women elected to Congress, they were going to visit the occupied Palestinian territories, most notably the West Bank.

Ms Omar responded to the ban by saying it was an “affront” for Mr Netanyahu to give in to pressure from Mr Trump. Others have strongly criticised the US president for influencing a foreign leader against his own political opponents.

“Trump’s Muslim ban is what Israel is implementing, this time against two duly elected Members of Congress,” said Ms Omar.

“Sadly, this is not a surprise given the public positions of Prime Minister Netanyahu, who has consistently resisted peace efforts, restricted the freedom of movement of Palestinians, limited public knowledge of the brutal realities of the occupation and aligned himself with Islamophobes like Donald Trump.”

Mr Netanyahu’s decision has harmed Israel’s position among US politicians, with staunch Israel support and minority leader in the Senate, Chuck Schumer, calling it a sign of “weakness, not strength”, and saying it would “only hurt the US-Israeli relationship and support for Israel in America”.

House speaker Nancy Pelosi added that it was “beneath the dignity of the great State of Israel”. She said Mr Trump’s interference was “a sign of ignorance and disrespect, and beneath the dignity of the office of the president”.

2020 Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders said, “It is disgusting that a bigot like Trump is attacking Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar in this way. Opposing Netanyahu’s policies is not ‘hating the Jewish people.’ We must stand together against those who promote hatred and racism in Israel, Palestine, the US and everywhere.”

And yet Mr Trump seems to be hugely popular with a certain slab off the American people – popularity that has no rational explanation and that has been lampooned rather brutally but effectively in the following video:

SUCKERS – Randy Rainbow Song Parody

***NEW VIDEO***Got a jump start on big D's 2020 campaign song. Apologies to the Jonas Bros. 👏🍭👏🍭👏

Posted by Randy Rainbow on Monday, 22 July 2019

Perhaps this is the way forward?

After Nick Clegg had the satirical song treatment with Sorry, which turned his apology for the Liberal Democrats’ decision to ditch their policy to cancel student tuition fees and support tripling them instead, in order to go into the disastrous coalition government with the Conservatives, he disappeared from public view and is now in charge of censoring left-wing political websites combating ‘fake news’ on Facebook.

It’s true that right-wing politicians hate the ridicule of the mob.

But will it work on Mr Trump?

Let’s be honest. Based on our experience of the last few years, he’d probably claim it was adulation.

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This should have been the theme song for the Windrush scandal

Windrush immigrant: Aldwyn Roberts, otherwise known as Lord Kitchener.

Here’s a historic irony that I discovered while going through a book I received – for my birthday, of all things.

The book – 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die – includes a listing for London Is The Place For Me by an artist calling himself Lord Kitchener.

Have a listen:

Aldwyn Roberts, who performed as Lord Kitchener, was a Windrush immigrant – and there is newsreel footage of him disembarking from the Empire Windrush, singing this song.

The fresh-faced optimism of the lyrics and the upbeat calypso rhythm are ironic, considering what the current Conservative government did to the Windrush generation.

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Iain Duncan Smith – the Musical!

When he realises we’ve started making satirical music videos about him, Iain Duncan Smith will probably think he’s hit the big time.

Sad, deluded little man.

This is a project that has been developing for a while, after RTU himself went around the media, denying all the factual evidence that said his benefit cap had not put 12,000 people into work, as he was then claiming.

(A previous claim that 8,000 had gone into employment to avoid the effect of the benefit cap had been disproved by polling organisation Ipsos Mori, who surveyed 500 of those 8,000 people and found that only 45 had started work because of the cap. That’s nine per cent of the total claimed by the Secretary-in-a-State).

On this particular media junket, he refused to countenance the factual evidence that was put in front of him, saying he “believed” the anecdotal evidence provided to him by a few members of staff at Job Centre Plus.

That is now worthy of comment in itself, as he has been quick to dismiss the findings of the United Nations special rapporteur on adequate housing, Raquel Rolnik, as “anecdotal” – and she has spoken to far more people than he did!

Inevitably, Vox Political published an article on the subject and – because the SoS had made it a matter of belief, prefaced the story with a few verses that could be sung to the old Not The Nine o’clock News/Rowan Atkinson song ‘I Believe‘.

That would have been the end of it – but then it became clear that Mr … Smith was delaying a meeting with the Commons Work and Pensions committee, convened to make him account for his manipulation of the statistics.

It seems clear that he has been waiting for the fuss to die down.

Dear reader, you can probably work out the rest for yourself. The lyrics and music were available and, with the addition of a few more words, Vox Political went into the recording studio.

The audio track that resulted is rudimentary but does the job. Yes, that is Vox founder Mike Sivier’s voice, for which he apologises. He played all the instruments as well, so he supposes he should be doubly apologetic.

The video was put together with photographs trawled from the Internet, interspersed with specially-written captions, and is intended only to give YouTube viewers something visual to enjoy while they’re listening to the song. All the images are copyright their respective creators and were freely stolen for humorous use – for which, again, we apologise.

We think the result is a lot of fun – amateurish, haphazard and slapdash though it is.

It gets the point across.

Please feel free to copy the code and embed the YouTube video anywhere you see fit. This was made to be seen, to be enjoyed, and to get across a message about Iain Duncan Smith and his beliefs.

We hope you all enjoy it!

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