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Tories may have good musical taste but it seems musicians have better taste in politics

Florence Welch wasn’t happy after the Tories used the song ‘You Got the Love’ [Image: Getty].

That will teach the Tories not to assume they can take what they want and use it as they will.

Two musicians have lashed back at them for using music without permission:

Pop star Florence Welch has hit out at Prime Minister Theresa May and the Tories for using one of her band’s hit songs was played at the party’s conference.

The Florence and the Machine singer has told the Conservatives to stop using her music after they used her 2008 version of Candi Staton’s ‘You Got the Love’.

She said she did not approve the use of the song and would not have permitted it if asked.

Calvin Harris also stuck the knife in after his music was used without permission.

https://twitter.com/CalvinHarris/status/915682890393849856

If you get a chance, click on the tweets and have a glance at the comments from outraged Tories, once again proving that they take the prize when it comes to online abuse. And also when it comes to being sensitive little snowflakes.

Source: Florence and the Machine singer hits out at Tories after band’s song used at party conference


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Cameron’s ‘chicken’ songs – can he ever win back public respect?

Is this David Cameron's election battle bus?

Is this David Cameron’s election battle bus?

The amount of mirth created by David Cameron’s refusal to appear in more than a single TV leader debate, ahead of the general election, almost cancelled out the public’s annoyance that he won’t stand up and defend his policies.

It seems the Labour Party is right – Cameron knows he has a record to run from, and not a record to run on.

And it was good to see people in the public eye taking sides – like Mark Gatiss (actor/writer: The League of Gentlemen, Sherlock, Doctor Who), who tweeted: “Cameron’s mendacity is astonishing. He filibustered by insisting other leaders join the debate, now blames broadcasters for chaos. Childish.”

This Writer, together with Mrs Mike, participated in the festivities on Twitter, where John Prescott invited contributors to suggest possible titles for songs signifying Cameron’s behaviour. Here are some of our favourites:

“Comfortably Dumb” (Comfortably Numb).

“All Lied Out” (All Cried Out).

“The Tracks of My Fears” (Tracks of My Tears).

“Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheap”.

“People are strange, when you’re a chicken; debate gets ugly, when you’re alone” (People are Strange). This Writer was responsible for this particular suggestion, which seems appropriate to the Labour Party video that has now appeared on YouTube. Here it is:

http://youtu.be/fxQ6L3kN4n8

“A Little Less Conversation, A Little More Egg” (A Little Less Conversation, A Little More Action).

“The Sound of Silence” (inevitably).

“Can’t get you out head to head” (Can’t Get You Out of My Head).

“Nice Eggs – shame about debate” (Nice Legs, Shame About The Face).

Ed Miliband is weak weak weak. So weak that David Cameron is Absolutely *terrified* of agreeing to TV Debates With him," tweeted Eoin Clarke.

Ed Miliband is weak weak weak. So weak that David Cameron is Absolutely *terrified* of agreeing to TV Debates With him,” tweeted Eoin Clarke.

At one point, Mrs Mike was singing, “Prince Chicken, Prince Chicken, ridicule is nothing to be scared of!” (This was to the tune of Prince Charming by Adam and the Ants.)

She later relented, deciding that someone needed to stand up for all the chickens as Cameron was giving them a bad name.

Currently, Mrs Mike is saying that if “Chicken Dave” does turn up for a TV debate, not only will it be a turkey but he’ll get stuffed.

“First you mention chickens then ducks [perhaps he meant turkeys – although it’s true that Cameron is ducking out of the debates], both are apt as he is a Fowl human being,” responded Ian Davies.

John Prescott has suggested that if David Cameron does not turn up for the TV debates, this should be placed on the empty podium.

John Prescott has suggested that if David Cameron does not turn up for the TV debates, this should be placed on the empty podium.

Labour MP Karl Turner revealed that his election agent has dared him to wear a chicken suit at the next Prime Minister’s Questions “and wave at Chicken Dave. Would need a tie with it!”

Carol Gardiner responded: “I’ll sponsor you if you do it! (Not much I’m afraid, I’ve been hit by the Long Term Economic Plan).”

Here’s a last word from Mrs Mike: “Have we ruffled Cameron’s feathers, do you think?”

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