This 7 June 2017 parody music video from Britain is called The Human Rights League – “Don’t You Want Me, PM?”
It is a parody of the song Don’t You Want Me by British band The Human League.
It says about itself:
A heartfelt musical appeal to Theresa May from the European Convention on Human Rights (aka Human Rights Act).
You were working as Home Secretary for David Cameron
When I met you
You’ve waited years for an excuse to turn me around
Turn me into something new
Now seven years later on and you’re the Prime Minister
Success has been so easy for you
There’s been so much austerity, but think how much more
There could be outside of the EU
Don’t, don’t you want me?
You say that I get in the way of tackling terrorism
Don’t, don’t you want me?
I spy ulterior motives, please excuse my cynicism
It’s much too late to learn
You’ve made another U-turn
You better change it back or we will both be sorry
Don’t you want me, PM?
Don’t you want me, Prime Minister?
Backing track: YouTube/Music & Karaoke For All
This video from London, England says about itself:
‘Liar Liar’ song performed outside BBC
3 June 2017
On way home yesterday I encountered this lot in the street.
Their sound system wasn’t great and the speakers kept blowing so I’ve overlaid the actual track for most of the video.
It’s already at No. 1 in download charts and No. 4 in official charts.
If you want to buy it to get it higher you can from here.
By Steve Sweeney in Britain:
PM admits Captain Ska won’t be on her playlist
Wednesday 7th June 2017
PRIME MINISTER Theresa May admitted yesterday she was unhappy with the song labelling her a “liar”.
Captain Ska, in conjunction with anti-austerity campaign group the People’s Assembly, released Liar Liar GE2017 two weeks ago.
The song, which includes snippets of Ms May’s speeches alongside the lyrics “she’s a liar, you can’t trust her, no no no,” has shot to number four in the charts despite an airtime ban by the BBC.
The People’s Assembly demonstrated outside BBC HQ last week, with a performance from Captain Ska in defiance of the ban when the song’s chart position was announced live on radio.
Ms May told BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat that she had “heard bits” of the song and wasn’t very happy about it.
“I don’t much like it, I don’t think anybody would when they heard a song about themselves like that,” the beleaguered PM moaned.
People’s Assembly national secretary Sam Fairbairn said: “Theresa May might not like it, but the lyrics ring true. She’s lied about NHS funding, she’s lied about education funding and she’s lied about social care funding.
He added: “She is a disaster, her election campaign has been a disaster and her government has been a disaster.
“But now we need to mobilise. This general election is the most important for generations and is a once in a lifetime opportunity to elect an anti-austerity, anti-war, pro-public services government for the many not the few.
“Young people should come out and vote in record numbers. This is our moment.”
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Thursday, 8 June 2017
KICK THE TORIES OUT TODAY!
LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn yesterday hit back at Tory PM May’s declaration that she will tear up the human rights laws, allegedly to combat terrorism.
Corbyn said: ‘You can’t keep our country safe on the cheap. Theresa May is refusing to put in the resources that are needed. She has slashed funding for the police, our courts system and border force.
‘I will do everything necessary and effective to keep our people safe. We will always keep the law under review, but don’t believe would-be terrorists and suicide bombers will be deterred by longer sentences or restricting our rights at home.
‘The right response to the recent attacks is to halt the Conservative cuts and invest in our police and security services and protect our democratic values, including the Human Rights Act. It is disgraceful that the Conservative government is suppressing its own report into terrorist funding. We will not shy away from the difficult conversations about who funds and supports terrorism.’
Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International UK section, said: ‘Theresa May’s comments are reckless and misinformed. This is exactly the time that human rights must be protected and cherished, not attacked and undermined. Amnesty International will not stand by silently when threats are made to “rip up human rights laws”. Human rights are there to protect all in society – that is just pure common sense.
‘Whoever is in government after the 8 June election must ensure our human rights are protected.’
Speaking to supporters in Tory target seat Slough on Tuesday evening, May said: ‘As we see the threat changing, evolving, becoming a more complex threat, we need to make sure that our police and security and intelligence agencies have the powers they need.
‘I mean longer prison sentences for people convicted of terrorist offences. I mean making it easier for the authorities to deport foreign terrorist suspects back to their own countries. And I mean doing more to restrict the freedom and the movements of terrorist suspects when we have enough evidence to know they are a threat, but not enough evidence to prosecute them in full in court. And if our human rights laws stop us from doing it, we will change the laws so we can do it.
‘If I am elected as Prime Minister on Thursday, that work begins on Friday.’
May added that she expects police and security services to launch a review after Saturday’s terrorist attack. The Tories are expected if elected to seek to bring in an internment system of the type that was used in northern Ireland.
Police and MI5 have come under pressure after it emerged one of the attackers, Khuram Butt, 27, had been reported to the anti-terror hotline in 2015, and Moroccan-born Italian attacker Youseff Zaghba was allowed into the UK despite being on a ‘watch list’.
Italian police had caught him trying to fly to Turkey and go on to Syria. He told police ‘I’m going to be a terrorist’ when he was stopped at Bologna airport and they told MI5 and MI6 about him.
Thursday, 8 June 2017
May wants to rip up the basic rights of the working class! Put her out of office today!
IN the seven short weeks since Tory Prime Minister Theresa May announced out of the blue that she was calling a snap general election, the entire campaign by the Tories has been completely turned on its head.
May’s intention back in April was for a short, sharp campaign with her as the great leader who would guide British capitalism through the Brexit negotiations with a massive majority of over 130 Tory MPs. The Labour Party led by Jeremy Corbyn was dismissed as unelectable.
How things have changed since those first heady days for May and the Tories, as now in the final day of the election campaign Brexit has dropped off the agenda to be replaced by May demanding a vote to give her a blank cheque to rip up all human rights legislation.
May’s response to last Saturday’s attack in London was to proclaim ‘enough is enough’ and that there has been ‘far too much tolerance of extremism’. If re-elected, May will be taking on the power to impose long prison sentences on anyone suspected of being a terrorist by her and the security services and even if they don’t pose a threat that can be proven, they can have their freedom ‘restricted’.
The way a person’s freedom will be restricted is to intern them without trial. Ripping up human rights laws lays everyone in the country open to accusations of ‘terrorism’ if May decides they pose a threat to the stability of the capitalist state.
Every striker and trade union member, in the memorable words of May’s heroine, Margaret Thatcher, is viewed as ‘the enemy within’. Indeed, the working class and its unions are clearly a much bigger threat than ISIS or al-Qaeda as far as May is concerned.
How else to explain the fact that the man responsible for the Manchester bombing was not only known to the state security forces but was permitted and actively encouraged to travel to Libya as an ally of the British government in its war to overthrow the legitimate Libyan government of Gadaffi.
The same with those responsible for the London attack, one of whom had been reported to the anti-terrorist squad on numerous occasions and had even appeared on a Channel 4 documentary, ‘The Jihadis Next Door’, waving an ISIS flag!
Another was on an international terrorist database sent to MI5 after telling Italian police who stopped him boarding a plane on his way to Syria that ‘I’m going to be a terrorist’. They were not considered to be enemies of the state or terrorists but allies of British capitalism in its war to overthrow the secular governments of Syria and Libya.
The Home Secretary who presided over this aiding and abetting of these terrorists, who came backwards and forwards to Syria and Libya, was none other than Theresa May, and now she has one more use for them as a desperate campaign tool in her quest to become the supreme leader of a Tory elected dictatorship.
May and the Tory government were extremely tolerant of Jihadist extremism when it was an ally. Now, she expects to be elected on the back of atrocities committed by these one-time allies to lead a Tory government that would smash up the civil rights of every person in the country, while simultaneously waging a war to impose permanent austerity on workers, and privatise the NHS out of existence.
We call on workers to vote Labour to kick out the Tories and bring in a Labour government.
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