Mike Read withdraws UKIP Calypso song
Mike Read a former BBC Radio 1 DJ has requested a song he wrote in support of the political party UKIP be withdrawn from sale following complaints from the public that it was racist.
UKIP Calypso song was performed with a mock Caribbean accent and sings the praises of party leader Nigel Farage.
Read’s Comments on the song:
“I am so sorry that the song unintentionally caused offence. It was never meant to, and I apologise unreservedly,”
“I have told the record company to withdraw the single immediately.”
The song sings the praises of Nigel Farage whilst making digs at Prime Minister David Cameron, Chancellor George Osborne and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.
The song also features the controversial lines: “The 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.”