Thursday, 13 December 2018

Presenter apologises for mock calypso song

MIKE READ has asked for a calypso he released in support of UKIP to be withdrawn.

The radio presenter, who lives in Mill Lane, Henley, was accused of racism for singing the track in a mock-Caribbean accent.

The song consists of seven verses made up of couplets such as: “Leaders committed a cardinal sin, open the borders let them all come in” and “illegal immigrants in every town, stand up and be counted Blair and Brown.”

Party leader Nigel Farage, who the lyrics claim “likes his fags and beer”, urged supporters to buy it and get it to the top of the charts.

Other lyrics included: “Oh yes, when we take charge, and the new prime minister is Farage” and “now I like Nigel, he’s a friend of mine, but he appears more than Dimbleby on Question Time.”

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