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20 October 2014

Ukip have done a calypso song – listen only if you hate your ears

It’s exactly as bad as you are imagining.

By Media Mole

Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read has released a song in support of Ukip.

It’s called the “Ukip Calypso”.

This mole actually managed to listen to it all the way through – have a listen and see how long you can last.

Before you ask, this isn’t a parody. Yes, the racist Jamaican accent and out-of-tune singing are terrible, as is the chorus refrain:

Oh yes, when we take charge and the new prime minister is Farage / we can trade with the world again when Nigel is at Number 10…”

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But it’s a real song. Nigel Farage has even tweeted it with his hope that it can reach number one in the charts.

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