Who said the political single is dead?

Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read has released pro UKIP single ‘UKIP Calypso’ – the track is ‘performed’ in a mock Caribbean accent; and basically sings the praises of UKIP party leader Nigel Farage. Almost immediately after its release Twitter uses accused Read of being racist – the accusations forced Read to contact BBC Radio Berkshire with Read stating: “If anyone has taken it the wrong way, many apologies. But it was never meant to be remotely racist.”

He said he found accusations of racism “extraordinary”, adding: “It’s an old-fashioned political satire… you can’t sing a calypso with a Surrey accent.” He continued: “I love all the cultures and creeds around the world.”

Lyrics below…

Tax payers money where does it go?
Not even George Osborne knows
When we’re in power and we engage
There will be no tax on minimum wage

Our leaders committed a cardinal sin
Open the borders let them all come in
Illegal immigrants in every town
Stand up and be counted Blair and Brown

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 10

The British People have been let down
That’s why UKIP is making ground
From Crewe to Cleethorpes to Outer Hendon
They don’t believe Cameron’s referendum

Coalition could be a fact
With any party we could make a pact
Stop telling lies about us too
And we’ll stop telling the truth about you


Though our pension scheme is in a mess
We need money for the NHS
With Jean-Claude Juncker we’re giving away
55 million every day

Oh what a farce, he won the vote
This is my favourite Juncker quote
He looked the reporters straight in the eyes
“When things get serious it’s time to lie”


The EU live in wonderland
Tried to ban bent bananas and British jam
We don’t want jam the EU way
Jam yesterday, tomorrow and never today

The daily polls suggest somehow
UKIP are the third party now
In the Euro elections we were so immersed
We weren’t the third party, we were the first


When the government’s sitting on the fence
UKIP policies make more sense
Get out of Europe, is our target
Common wealth and not common market

Other parties please take note
UKIP is not a protest vote
So mark your cross and by word of mouth
Tell them what to do in Thanet South


With the EU we must be on our mettle
They want to change our lawnmowers and our kettles
Our hairdryers, smartphones and vacuum cleaners
But UKIP is wise to their misdemeanours

Farage he likes his fags and beer
But there’s one thing I want to get clear
Now I like Nigel he’s a friend of mine
He appears on Dimbleby on Question Time


The other parties will count the costings
In Eastleigh, Thurrock and Bow they’re lost in
Labour and Tories shaking in their boots
When UKIP kick them up the grassroots

Meanwhile down on Clacton-on-Sea
UKIP are making history
Douglas Carswell is quite adamant
Will be the first MP in parliament.

Read is best known for hosting the Radio 1 breakfast show in the 1980’s – his most memorable action was to refuse to play the Frankie Goes To Hollywood single ‘Relax’, an action that merely brought acres of free press to the band and ensured its meteoric rise to the top of the UK Chart.

He currently hosts a daily show on BBC Radio Berkshire and is a long-standing supporter of UKIP.

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  1. Vile beyond belief. Using a mickey-taking accent is just the start of the racism inherent in this reprehensible bilge of a ‘song.’ If it was a mickey take it might be mildly amusing but, as a serious recruitment drive, it makes me so ashamed to have ever listened to this terrible man on the radio way back when. Mike Read, you are a disgrace to humanity.

  2. For the love of some ones God.These weak feeble people Mike Read frustrated Muso and blue to the core.Shit back in the day and shit now. The turds of humanity are gathering so lets start flushing.

  3. Mr Mike Read, you’re full of shite
    Singing a song for the old tory right
    Your superstore it got shut down
    Now it’s a shop where everything is a pound

    Chorus Oh no we can’t take the charge
    We don’t want to be bossed about by Nigel Farage
    The UK will end nearing the end
    If that fish faced berk gets into number 10

    Once on Radio 1 you banned Relax
    now all you’re worried about is your income tax
    Once in the 80s you though you were hip
    Now your car’s got a bumper stick for UKIP

    If Alan Partridge was for real
    You would make him look like John Peel
    One the reality show you were forgotten
    cause everyone was watching Johnny Rotten

    Now Mr Michael Read he is a has-been
    We would prefer a comeback from Sarah Greene
    In the 80s you followed the latest trend
    With his crap calypso you look a bell-end


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