Things worth rioting about

A clip of the Now Show from last Friday: Mitch Benn’s song for the EDL (English Defence League, a nasty extremist nationalist organisation who have been attacking Mosques after the violent killing of an off-duty British soldier a couple of weeks ago).

Lyrics:

There are things worth rioting about right now
There are plenty of good reasons to be pissed
There are things worth rioting about right now
And the Muslims are not even on the list

If you’re so concerned about the working class
Why are you not marching for the NHS?
It’s the one thing keeps ordinary folk alive
But it’s more fun scaring immigrants, I guess

Now they want to ration visits to your own GP
It’s the latest brainwave from Jeremy Hunt
You might want to look at your priorities
Or are you just a gang of stupid racist

Cause there’s things worth rioting about right now
There’s some fairly serious stuff that’s going on
There are things worth rioting about right now
But it’s easier blaming everybody brown

If you want to preserve the British way of life
Have you noticed that they’re cutting legal aid?
For a bunch who get arrested quite as much as you
I would think this was a cause to be afraid

You’ll be defended by a lawyer trained at Eddie Stobart’s
In a run-for-profit court without a hitch
Cause we’re not innocent til proven guilty any more
We’re all guilty until we are proven rich

There are things worth rioting about right now
If you weren’t so ignorant you might have known
There are things worth rioting about right now
So get a clue, and leave the Mosques alone
Yes, get a clue, and leave the Mosques alone!

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