British new wavers Squeeze criticized UK Prime Minister David Cameron to his face during a live TV performance on the BBC’s The Andrew Marr Show today, The Guardian reports. Cameron appeared on the show to announce plans to tear down public housing estates and replace them with private properties, saying, “I think sink housing estates, many built after the war where people can feel trapped in poverty, unable to get on and build a good life themselves, I think it’s time, with government money, but with massive private sector and perhaps pension sector help, to demolish the worst of these and actually rebuild houses that people feel they can have a real future in.” After the interview, he sat on the couch as Squeeze performed the title track from their new album Cradle To The Grave, changing the lyrics of the last verse to directly attack the policy: “I grew up in council housing/ Part of what made Britain great/ There are some here who are hellbent/ On the destruction of the welfare state.” (The original lyrics are “They say time will wait for no man/ They say time is on my side/ I could never make my mind up/ As it all goes whizzing by.”) Cameron applauded politely after the performance, and a source at the BBC has commented, “We were unaware that they were planning to change the lyrics.” Watch below.
Cradle to the grave
Rock band Squeeze were on the Marr Show with David Cameron, so changed the lyrics of their song to diss the PM to his face about him being "hell-bent on the destruction of the welfare state". Footage courtesy of the BBC.Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/jamieross/not-cool-for-cam
Posted by BuzzFeed UK Politics on Sunday, January 10, 2016
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