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The English Democrats Launched A Party Election Broadcast So Terrible No One Believed It Was Real

"Who's Adrian and what's all this about a wall?"

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BBC1 showed a party election broadcast for the English Democrats just before The One Show last night.

The English Democrats is a rightwing English nationalist party. Its party election broadcast is pretty bizarre.

It started with a man in a field shouting "Let the English revolt commence!"

English Democrats / youtube.com

Then there was, inexplicably, a quick recreation of the opening titles from Coast.

English Democrats / youtube.com

While someone who sounded a lot like Billy Bragg sang a stirring folk song about how England is over a thousand years old.

English Democrats / youtube.com

Then this man, also in a field, said no to Sharia law.

And the singer implored England's sons and daughters to listen to him. "These words you can't ignore," he insisted.

English Democrats / youtube.com

Then this man said no to mass immigration. Presumably those first two men are somewhere nearby.

English Democrats / youtube.com

"Feel the pride, hear the call, from Land's End to 'Adrian's Wall. This is England, the land of St George."

English Democrats / youtube.com

At least, we're assuming there's an apostrophe before "Adrian". Not sure what the waterwheel represents.

And that's basically how the whole thing went.

English Democrats / youtube.com

Shaky hand-held footage of stirring English imagery.

English Democrats / youtube.com

People in fields saying no to stuff.

English Democrats / youtube.com

Lyrics like "Now, every Englishman, he knows the greatest beauty be an English rose."

English Democrats / youtube.com

The song is called "Land of St George" and is by a man named Citizen Steve.

Over and over. For six whole minutes.

English Democrats / youtube.com

Lots of people on Twitter mistook it for a clip from a sketch show.

Others were less impressed.

What the fuck was that party political broadcast from "the English Democrats" it actually offended me.

Edd Powell@Eddpowell

What the fuck was that party political broadcast from "the English Democrats" it actually offended me.

08:42 PM - 12 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I'm English. The English Democrats can go fuck themselves. I hope that's Anglo-Saxon enough for them to understand.

TonyCross@Lokster71

I'm English. The English Democrats can go fuck themselves. I hope that's Anglo-Saxon enough for them to understand.

07:07 PM - 12 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Least of all Billy actual Bragg.

The English Democrats election broadcast made me cringe. Oh for some compatriots with the imagination and positivity of @WeAreNational

Billy Bragg@billybragg

The English Democrats election broadcast made me cringe. Oh for some compatriots with the imagination and positivity of @WeAreNational

07:49 PM - 12 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Just when you think ukip are the biggest wankers. Up spring the English democrats. Utter Xenophobic fuckwittery.

Badgasman©@JJ_McGuire

Just when you think ukip are the biggest wankers. Up spring the English democrats. Utter Xenophobic fuckwittery.

06:59 PM - 12 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Many were keen to point out errors in English Democrats' claims.

Should we tell the English Democrats that St George was Turkish?

Sharon Bowles @SharonBowlesMEP

Should we tell the English Democrats that St George was Turkish?

07:02 PM - 12 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Just watched the English Democrats PEB. They do know about the bits of England north of Hadrian's Wall, don't they?

John O'Shea@politicalhackuk

Just watched the English Democrats PEB. They do know about the bits of England north of Hadrian's Wall, don't they?

10:15 PM - 12 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Dear English Democrats, it's Hadrian's Wall not Adrian's Wall! If you want us to 'vote English' then do try Speaking English! #idiots,# m

Chris@Chris_Clemence

Dear English Democrats, it's Hadrian's Wall not Adrian's Wall! If you want us to 'vote English' then do try Speaking English! #idiots,# m

07:06 PM - 12 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And others just did this.

Watch the whole thing here.

View this video on YouTube

English Democrats / youtube.com