A new calypso themed UKIP supporting song has been aired criticising UK political leaders for allowing “illegal immigrants in every town”.
Nigel Farage, the UKIP leader has called on supporters via Twitter to get the tune (Youtube video below), dubbed ‘The UKIP Calypso’, to the top of the charts.
The song, performed by the former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read, has lines in it like:
“Leaders committed a cardinal sin, open the borders let them all come in; illegal immigrants in every town, stand up and be counted Blair and Brown.”
“Oh yes, when we take charge, and the new prime minister is Farage, we can trade with the world again – when Nigel is at No 10.”
Mike Read is a UKIP supporter and even appeared at the Party’s latest conference in Doncaster.
Update 22nd October 2014: Mike Read has withdrawn the tune after some people called it racist, saying "I am so sorry that the song unintentionally caused offence. It was never meant to, and I apologise unreservedly. I have told the record company to withdraw the single immediately."
A UKIP spokesman said:
"This is Mike's song and it is obviously his decision what to do with it. We do think it is a shame that he has been treated so harshly by many in the 'right on' media, but we respect his decision.
"We thought it was just a bit of fun, as did thousands of people, evidenced by how well it has been selling. Were it not for the synthetic outrage, the song would have generated a lot of money for charity, as profits were to be split with the Red Cross for their Ebola Outreach programme. It's a pity those so concerned with political correctness have trodden all over this."
"The full profits that have so far been made by Mike Read's UKIP Calypso song will now be going to the Red Cross for their Ebola Outreach programme, in a bid to make up the proceeds that will be affected by the song's withdrawal."