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This Band Changed Their Lyrics To Condemn David Cameron To His Face On Live TV

Squeeze sang about Cameron being "hell-bent on the destruction of the welfare state" as the PM looked on.

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The '80s rock band Squeeze were on live TV with David Cameron, so changed their lyrics to condemn the prime minister for being "hell-bent on the destruction of the welfare state".

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On The Andrew Marr Show on Sunday morning, Cameron was forced to look on as the band sang: "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".

The band was performing a unique version of the title track from their new album, Cradle to the Grave.

The camera zoomed out to show Cameron as the pointed lyrics were sung, but he didn't seem to react.

Cameron was on the programme to announce a new scheme to demolish some of the UK's worst sink estates, although he refused to rule out that the scheme will lead to a decrease in the number of social houses available to rent in the country.

Now we know of at least five people who aren't supporting his idea.


Jamie Ross is a Scotland reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Edinburgh.

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