Squeeze change song lyrics to condemn David Cameron in front of him live on ‘Andrew Marr Show’

Band hit out at Tory leader for being 'hell-bent on the destruction of the welfare state'

British new wave band Squeeze made an on-air gibe at Prime Minister David Cameron during their live performance on the Andrew Marr Show on Sunday morning.

Both Cameron and the London band appeared on the BBC One politics programme, with the Tory leader looking on as the group performed.

In an act of protest, Squeeze changed lyrics of their latest album’s title-track, ‘Cradle To The Grave’, singing: “I grew up in social housing, part of what made Britain great, there are some here who are hell-bent, on the destruction of the welfare state”.


Watch the incident below, via Buzzfeed.

Cradle to the grave

Rock band Squeeze were on the Marr Show with David Cameron, so changed the lyrics of their song to diss the PM to his face about him being “hell-bent on the destruction of the welfare state”. Footage courtesy of the BBC.Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/jamieross/not-cool-for-cam

Posted by BuzzFeed UK Politics on Sunday, 10 January 2016


Squeeze released their thirteenth album ‘Cradle To The Grave’ in October. It was their first new music since 1998.


Listen to the album version of ‘Cradle To The Grave’ beneath.