Theresa May Protest Song ‘Liar Liar’ Reaches Number 1 In iTunes Chart

It's not been a great week for the Prime Minister...

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A protest song calling Theresa May a “liar” has reached number one in the iTunes chart.

The anti-Conservative track Liar Liar recorded by the group Captain Ska is officially the most downloaded song on the platform, and it’s obviously amazing.

Liar Liar calls out May’s Conservative government’s mistreatment of the NHS, and also features clips from Tory speeches cut up in the style of YouTube sensation Cassetteboy.

It also highlights the fact that May categorically denied she was planning to call a snap election on more than one occasion, before calling one just a few weeks later.

The chorus features the lyrics, “She’s a liar liar, you can’t trust her, no, no, no,” while another lyric reads: “When there’s nurses going hungry and schools in decline, I don’t recognise this broken country of mine.”

Seven-piece group Captain Ska are made up of musicians who’ve previously played with the likes of Vampire Weekend and The Streets, and describe themselves as “new wave political”.

The band released a statement, saying: “The success of this song shows people are fed up with this government of the rich, for the rich.

“We’re overwhelmed with the support and our message is that people do have the power to change society if we act together.”

Despite the growing popularity of the track online, the song is unlikely to be played on national radio due to impartiality rules put in place during the election.

Heart and Capital FM have already banned the song on their Big Top 40 show.

The track gathered momentum following May’s unconvincing appearance on Channel 4’s “The Battle for Number 10” election special, which also saw one audience member sum up the nation’s views on Theresa May’s NHS plans.

It’s the latest unexpected musical development in the lead-up to the general election, after Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn spoke at length with Grime artist JME, and was even made an honorary member of the group Boy Better Know on Wikipedia.

The general election takes place on June 8.

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Loaded staff writer Harry Fletcher has covered news, sport and entertainment for several major websites across the UK. Follow him on Twitter at @Harry__Fletcher.