Lily Allen’s Slated David Cameron And The Coalition In Just-Released Demo

An 'old demo' makes some swipes at the country's leading political parties...


by Sophie Wilkinson |
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Ahead of next year’s election, the coalition has invited a bevy of British cultural icons – presumably, those who’ve shown themselves to be in keeping with the establishment’s ideals and values – to Number 10 for a drinks reception.

Heralded as 2014’s version of 1997’s ‘Cool Britannia’ party – you know, the one where Noel Gallagher turned up and did coke in the toilets – invitees include Eliza Doolittle, Emma Watson, Benedict Cumberbatch and Katherine Jenkins.

But when it comes to celebrities’ political allegiances, we kind of prefer Lily Allen’s attitude, which is to write a song about it all.

And, just in case that time in 2010 when she dedicated her song, Fuck You, to David Cameron at a gig, or the time she told The Debrief:* ‘*I'm pretty straight down-the-line Labour’ didn't give it away, she’s not a fan of the current government.

That’s why I Was Born In The 80s, a demo of a song put out on Soundcloud, goes in hard on the coalition. Singing over a electro-tweaked instrumental from the reggae classic Chaka Demus & Pliers’ Murder She Wrote, she chants: ‘Sick of this, sick of this, go fuck your mum, sick of this coalition, what you’ve done.’

She also takes aim at the Conservatives for losing seats to Ukip and making austerity cuts, and makes a little reference to their involvement with News International, the company that owns The Sun and is at the centre of the hacking scandal.

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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