M People slam Liz Truss for using song – ‘Not a soundtrack to lies’

Liz Truss walks on stage for Conservative conference speech

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Over the years politicians have used catchy pop tracks to make their entrances before big speeches and rallies and left-leaning music stars get very annoyed when right-wing leaders are associated with their songs. Across the pond, Donald Trump was threatened with a lawsuit by The Rolling Stones for using You Can’t Always Get What You Want and Mitt Romney was slammed by Phil Lynott’s mother for playing Thin Lizzy’s The Boys Are Back in Town. Closer to home, Theresa May awkwardly moved along onto the Conservative Party Conference stage to ABBA’s Dancing Queen and Liz Truss has followed suit, walking onto Moving On Up.

The Prime Minister has had a turbulent first few weeks in office with many in her own party even questioning if she’s going to continue in the role following the market’s devastating reaction to Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-budget. Truss gave her crucial conference speech today, coming on to M People’s 1993 song, a movie that has been lambasted by the band.

Michael Pickering tweeted: “So apparently we can’t stop Truss walking out to our song, very weird! So sad it got used by this shower of a government. BTW Truss labour used it with permission in 90’s. I don’t want my song being a soundtrack to lies.”

Pickering took another stab at the Prime Minister by retweeting a post of the lyrics to M People. He wrote: “I sincerely hope she listens to the lyrics.”

The tweet he was commenting on read: “Lyrics to Moving On Up are how the world and UK feel about Truss. You’ve done me wrong, your time is up/You took a sip from the devil’s cup/You broke my heart, there’s no way back/Move right out of here, baby, go on pack your bags.”

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