A few weeks ago there was consternation – quite rightly – about “Thatcher death t-shirts” on sale from a stall at TUC Congress. However I wonder why the press who seem to enjoy “Lib Dem Glee Club” at their conference each year seem to have missed the lyrics to the following song in the glee club songbook:
(Picture via James Hallwood)
“Tony Blair can f**k off and die” isn’t a new addition either. Lib Dem Voice gleefully reported it back in 2010. Tim Montgomerie of ConHome reported on rumours of it last year as an example of how the Lib Dems aren’t as lovely as they’d perhaps like to think.
Whatever your thoughts on Tony Blair – and his legacy is still divisive even in the Labour Party – singing that he should “f**k off and die” is a vile lyric and seems at least worthy of note. Yet no-one seems to be demanding that Nick Clegg distance himself from this (at his own conference), in the way that Labour people were expected to distance themselves from the Thatcher t-shirts.
Maybe no-one noticed the lyrics, but somehow, I doubt it – it’s the chorus…