There’s a new Grassroots Out campaign video and it’s an Abba-styled take on Baddiel and Skinner’s 1996 song for Euro 96. No we’re not making this up.
Britain’s Coming Home, a parody take on Three Lions, in support of the leave campaign, is here, and it’s better/worse than any further description I could offer, so let’s get to it:
Mandy Boylett, the former Ukip parliamentary candidate for Stockton North, is the creator of the video.
She told indy100 that she chose Three Lions because it “is a song that inspires patriotism” and that “people will either love it or hate it but it’s just good fun”.
I love the response!
I would say to detractors, ‘Yah boo sucks!’
The video was filmed in the basement of her home near Stockton-on-Tees, with a green screen and a tight budget.
The keen-eyed among you will see that Mandy actually stars as both of the women performing in the video.
Boylett says her reasons for supporting the leave campaign are because:
We need to restore real democracy to the UK and make the UK parliament supreme, not be ruled by unelected Brussels bureaucrats.
There is no doubt in my mind that we would not be having this EU referendum now had it not been for the tireless work of Ukip.
David Baddiel, one half of the comedy duo behind the original song, has acknowledged the offering on Twitter:
Boylett told indy100:
I am delighted with David Baddiel’s response. I was hoping it would give him a good laugh.
If you need reminding of the Lightning Seeds’ version, see the video below: