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David Cameron Forced To Sit And Listen As 1970s Band Attack Him In Song On Live TV

10/01/2016 12:59 | Updated 10 January 2016

The Labour Party has praised a veteran rock band for using their appearance on the BBC's Andrew Marr programme to criticise David Cameron.

The prime minister was forced to sit and listen to a musical attack on his government on Sunday after he announced a new housing policy that will see some council houses demolished.

Cameron said this would be done to get rid of estates "where people can feel trapped in poverty" and could result in "better houses and more houses" being built.

At the end of the programme the 1970s band Squeeze performed their new song, Cradle to the Grave. However the band changed the lyrics to launch an attack on the prime minister, who was sitting on the Marr sofa just two metres away.

"I grew up in council houses, they're part of what made Britain great," singer Glenn Tilbrook sung. "But there are some people who are hellbent on destruction of the welfare state."

A spokesperson for Jeremy Corbyn told The Huffington Post UK: "Squeeze gave a remarkably timely voice to what millions of people are thinking about how this government is failing."

It is not clear if Cameron clocked the change in lyrics, as he applauded when the song finished.

Author Iain Aitch was the first to tweet the band's change in lyrics after his wife, Gita Malhotra, spotted it while the pair watched the programme.

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