A song accusing Theresa May of being a ‘liar’ has today hit no.10 in the download chart but the BigTop40 chart show on Capital FM and Heart have refused to play it.
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 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 Parties' 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 no.10 today.
The chart show, hosted by Marvin Humes & Kat Shoob, announced the track had reached no.10 but instead of playing it went straight onto playing no.9.
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 track is available to download from all major outlets including Apple Music, Amazon, Spotify & Band Camp. All money spent on downloads of the track between 26th May and 8th June 2017 will be split between food banks around the UK and The People's Assembly Against Austerity. According to Jake ‘helping those who are suffering most under Tory Britain and building a mass campaign for the alternative to austerity.
The People's Assembly is asking all supporters to complain to the BigTop40.
- Email a complaint: click here for contact form
- Tweet - demand the track is played! Make sure you tag @BigTop40
- Call CapitalFM and complain: 02070548000
The People's Assembly sent the following tweet: (feel free to retweet but please do your own too)
Liar Liar by @CaptainSKA got to No.10 in download chart - @BigTop40 refuse to play it. Can we get an explanation? @MarvinHumes @katshoob
DOWNLOAD THE TRACK HERE
(Please note Captain Ska previously released a version of Liar Liar in 2010 so don't download the wrong one! Correct track is called 'Liar Liar GE2017')
Keep downloading - we can still push it up the charts and force the media to play it!