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So The Lib Dems Have A Glee Club Where They Sing A Rude Song About Tony Blair

And pretty much just make fun of their own party.

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It's that time of the year again, when Liberal Democrats have a sing-along and take the piss out of themselves and other parties at their party conference.

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For those not inducted into the ways of the British political sphere, political parties have annual conferences in September and October where members get together (BuzzFeed News has been reporting on the conferences here).

The Lib Dems conference is well known for one event: Glee Club.

Forget Nick Clegg's speech. The real reason members stick around for the final day of the conference is for Glee Club on the last night.

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So, on to the singing at last night's Glee Club. Here's "Iraqi Cokey", written in 2003 but performed yesterday by Julian Huppert MP just weeks after Britain approved renewed air strikes in Iraq.

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And "Iraqi Cokey" can't be completed without the full dance moves.

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But hey, that's what politics is all about. Enjoy this six-second clip of "Tony Blair Can Fuck Off and Die", sung to the tune of "American Pie".

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And these prospective parliamentarians singing about how the Lib Dems feel, er, hard done by, over the coalition agreement.

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But after last night, BuzzFeed News can reveal that the two best ways to get the Lib Dems fired up are: 1) Get them singing about land tax.

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And 2) Get the Hackney Heroine on stage.

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Pauline Pierce, aka the Hackney Heroine, gained fame for standing up to rioters in 2011. She later ran for the position of Lib Dem president but stepped down because of the party's "neanderthal views on diversity".

Siraj Datoo is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Siraj Datoo at siraj.datoo@buzzfeed.com.

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