Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May © Darren Staples / Reuters
30 May, 2017
The London-based group has overtaken pop-darlings Liam Payne, Ariana Grande and Rita Ora. But unlike these chart-topping performers, Captain Ska has a brutal political message that might not sit too well with Downing Street.
The ska-style song roasts Prime Minister Theresa May and the Conservative Party’s record of cuts to the National Health Service (NHS), education and social care.
“We all know politicians like telling lies. Big ones, little ones, porky pies. Saying they’re strong, and stable, won’t disguise. We’re still being taken for a ride,” claims the opening verse.
Snippets of May speaking, including her now-infamous claim she would not call a general election, are spliced into the track and music video ahead of each punishing chorus: “She’s a liar liar. No you can’t trust her. No no no no.”
The track was originally released in 2010, but Captain Ska’s producer Jake Painter wanted to update it for the May era.
“There wasn’t a big enough musical response to the coalition government and its austerity drive policies,” Painter told the Independent.
Despite its growing chart success, commercial radio stations such as CapitalFM and Heart are still refusing to play it.
“This can only be seen as an attempt by the media owners to undermine public opinion,” said Painter. “Thousands of people have downloaded this track and we demand that it is aired as any other song would be.”
Captain SKA – Liar Liar GE2017
Theresa May Heckled and Jeered | Sky News Debate | May v Corbyn | 29/05/2017
All the time the audience heckled and jeered Mrs May during the debate on sky news/channel 4. So happy that the whole country got to see what a clown she is.