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Ukip Release 'Calypso' Song, Predicts Prime Minister Farage

20/10/2014 11:22 BST | Updated 20/10/2014 18:59 BST

Ukip have a new song, by former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read. The 'Ukip Calypso' includes lines such as "oh yes, when we take charge, an the new prime minister is Farage" and warns of "illegal immigrants in every town".

Other lyrics, which Read sings in a mock Caribbean accent, include digs at the European Union such as "With the EU we must be on our mettle, want to change our lawnmowers and our kettles".

The broadcaster's version is 50-1 to go straight in the charts at number one, according to bookmakers Paddy Power.

Read was forced to defend singing in an accent, telling Sky News: "It's a satire and a bit of fun. It's not terribly serious. It wouldn't have sounded very good sung in a Surrey accent".

He went on to tell the Press Association: "Look, I work in a delightfully multicultural business and adore doing accents. The calypso is simply a bit of fun and not meant to be remotely offensive.

"Apologies of course if anyone has taken offence, but I have worked and sung in Jamaica for the tourist board and often have fun with the guys out there doing the accent. Bit of fun ... no offence."

You can listen to the song here. Some of the best (worst) lyrics are below.

"Taxpayers money where does it go, not even George Osborne knows, when we're in power and we engage, there will be no tax on the minimum wage.

"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, an the new prime minister is Farage, we can trade with the world again when Nigel is at No.10.

"The British people have been let down, thats why Ukip is making ground, from Crewe to Cleethorpes, outer Hendon, they don't believe Cameron's referendum"

"Coalition could be a fact, with any party we could make a pact.

"Our pensions scheme is in a mess, we need money for the NHS, to Jean-Cleade Juncker were giving away £55m a day.

"What a Farage he won the vote, this is my favour Juncker quote, he looked a reporter in the eye and said when things get serious it's time to lie.

"Farage he likes is fags and beer, Now I like Nigel, he's a friend of mine, but he appears more than Dimbleby on Question Time.

"The EU live in wonderland, try to ban bent bananas and British jam we don't want jam the EU way jam yesterday tomorrow but never today

"Daily polls suggest somehow, Ukip are the third party now, in the euro elections we weren't the third party we were the first

"When the government sitting on the fence, Ukip policy make more sense, to get out of Europe is our target, Commonwealth 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 mettle, want to change our lawnmowers and our kettles, our hairdryers, smart phones and vacuum cleaners, but Ukip is smart to their misdemeanours.

"Labour and Tories shaking in their boots when Ukip kick them up the grass roots. Meanwhile down in Clacton-on-Sea, Ukip are making history, Douglas Carswell, we're quite adamant, will be the first MP in parliament."

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The former Conservative supporter also warns his listeners against trusting the Prime Minister, singing: "The British people have been let down, that's why Ukip is making ground. From Crewe to Cleethorpes, from Hull to Hendon, they don't believe Cameron's referendum."

Read, who currently hosts an afternoon show on BBC Berkshire, spent more than a decade at Radio 1.

He hit the headlines in 1984 when he refused to play the Frankie Goes to Hollywood single, Relax, because he objected to its lyrics.

A BBC spokeswoman said Read had not breached the corporation's guidelines on impartiality by recording the song in support of the anti-EU party.

Read has also turned his hand to musicals, but his show about the life of writer Oscar Wilde closed after one night after dreadful reviews and poor ticket sales.

Farage provided a link to the track, which is credited to The Independents, on Amazon and urged his followers to "help get the Ukip Calypso by The Independents to Number 1".

Not all the reviewers were complimentary, with one Amazon customer writing: "My god, the musical equivalent of the Ebola virus. Anyway, isn't calypso music a bit foreign for Ukip?"