UKIP Calypso by Mike Read and The Independents – Twitter reacts to a new political anthem

Nigel Farage thinks people should get the song to number one - but not everyone is so sure about the former Radio 1 DJ's musical efforts...

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It’s the news we were all expecting to read this morning; former Radio 1 DJ and Saturday Superstore presenter Mike Read has released a reggae-influenced song in support of UKIP.

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The track, UKIP Calypso, is performed by Read’s band The Independents and is sung by the 67-year-old in what appears to be an attempt at a Jamaican accent.    

Lyrics from the song include:

“The leaders committed a cardinal sin,
opened the borders let them all come in,
illegal immigrants in every town,
stand up and be counted Blair and Brown”

Before leading into the rousing chorus:

“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 Ten.”

Heady stuff that has – as you might expect – attracted quite a reaction from the social media community…

First, comes explicit Twitter support of UKIP leader Nigel Farage:

However, other people of the social network weren’t so sure how to react.

Some were confused and worried

Some were pleased with a return to form from Read

Some were concerned with the longer-term effects

Particularly on their pets…

Some questioned the accent

One parody account wondered how the other political parties would react

And one user had high hopes for awards season

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You can listen to the full song on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xqs9OSbWluQ